Free Wings

Silken leaves brush its feathers

Its cold hard beak sweeps back and forth

Obsidian feathers glint in the sun

ʻAlalā, bird of lore

Now it’s gone forevermore





Image credit: ʻAlalā (Hawaiian crow) in the wild. Courtesy of San Diego Global Zoo

My name is Magnolia. I am 11 years old and I live in Hawaii. I love writing and want to become a journalist.