First Flight

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“First Flight,” New Era, Mar. 1996, 51

First Flight

You watch, as gingerly I step

to the edge of the nest,

knowing you’ve done your best

to nourish me,

I am stronger now, and almost ready

to discover the world around our tree.

I’ve watched you in the sky,

soaring to heights that I

could only dream of.

Yet a yearning inside me

knows where I belong,

It’s an age-old song

that my heart sings

as I, too,

discover my wings.