Initiator: Kaleo Ching – Eagle Eyrie


Initiator Artist: Kaleo Ching
Artwork Title: Eagle Eyrie
Size: 8.5 x 12.5″
Medium: Mixed media
Price: $435

Responder Author: Elise Dirlam Ching
Writing Title: In Eagle’s Talons
Price: included with artwork

one-tenth my weight
wingspread beyond my farthest reach
lands upon the snag
jutting from my hilltop roof

I imagine myself a rodent looking up
with anxious eyes into her claws
her superior vision fixing on my minuscule stirring
her swooping down
my scrambling from her hug of death

And I wonder
if I escape and face my fear
will I come to know and
hold within my heart
its near-relative, awe?

© 2023 Elise Dirlam Ching