On Becoming "Us"

you look noble

there in your place

holding on to what’s yours

you look noble and strong and controlled.

but on the day when you fly

when you let go and fly

free of the safe prison

of security

and owning

and deserving

you will marvel at what you’ve been missing

and you will find that

freedom is big enough

for all of us flying ones

blown in

from near

and far

old growth and saplings

each of us releasing our grasp

on what we cannot hold

letting go

to make room

for new life

Traci Harrod