I sit captivated
swinging up higher
higher each
reaching for the sky
trying to be freed
from the limits of earthly life,
stuck to the ground by forces beyond my power.
I see a free eagle
soaring proudly above the school,
once his grounds, not too long ago,
only yesterday
I know it's him. He knows I know.
I smile and reach higher,
totally oblivious to the hum around me.
the hum is so unimportant now,
and nobody can understand why.

f a t e



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