The Zen of Flying

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First Flight

 

the bird must be ready before it can fly
wings strong; eyes, coordination
fixed right, muscles tuned

feathers dry; skin tight, flexed
and bold, unafraid

a little push (a nudge from the nest)
sends it falling headlong to flail;
frightened struggle to gain
attitude

falling, fluttering
heart pounding;
then—

wings catch the air
like stair steps
grips
climbs
holds

elegance
fearlessness
strength

to soar
with both wings
sailing the current

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5 responses

  1. Pablo, thank you for giving us this strong and beautiful poem. Every line rings of love and
    strength. May we all reach this fearlessness and have the wisdom to encourage our children.
    To fly free like the birds.
    miriam

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