But A Hatchling

A new hatchling

With promises to the world

Sees for the first time.

An angry mother

With a new hatchling

Is ready to teach.

The expectations are high.

The fall is steep.

The ground is fatal.

A hatchling not yet ready to fly

Is forced into the sky

With a malignant shove

Down, falls the hatchling

Struggling, trying, flapping.

The ground comes ever close.

Are you happy now?