Standing here, confined to the ground,
I watch the birds as they fly past;
Intently watch their darting grace –
Then suddenly my mind takes off.
Treetops slip by far beneath me
As I race above the earth,
Winging my way across the woods;
Released from gravity’s burden.
I dip my wing and twitch my tail,
Heading in a new direction
For the moment. No end in mind,
Content in my dream of freedom.