My heart, usually caged pounding
between stubborn rib and tender meat
soars out over the plain
where the wind breathes life
when I finally get to ride
the breaks and washes after
the stark imprisonment of winter.
I lend my soul to the eagle overhead,
riding the thermals and dancing
with graceful cumulus partners.
To be so free,
with a bird’s-eye view of life…
A sudden dive of raw power
ends in the snatching of life,
a rabbit clutched in razor talons
and taken aloft,
never having seen the world
from so high and clear a vantage.