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Inspired by my roosters, of which we have five.

Winged Lives Wagered

4fb6320ff0e5e6ee10bd5840afdbc266by Sean Wright17 Jul 2013

Two roosters crowed a dueling song

and mornings break still yet to come,

I lay and watched the stars explode

as with my hands I rubbed at sleep

that glued lids shut in pleasant dreams.

With fitful breath I did, it seems

upon the name of demons call

for plagues of mites or chicken flu.

For sleepless nights can lead a thought,

to winged lives wagered and souls bought.