The dissonance of a consciousness can be caused by a lack of cultural consonance.
A flock of birds makes daily, coordinated flight shows,
training the little birds,
the ones I watched learn to fly over the last week.
The seven others will make tight, sharp barrell rolls,
reversing their momentum and direction.
The three babes miss the sign
and lose their flock.
I see the panic in the way their wings change their flapping.