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  • She lays in my lap, this frightened little bird,
    too small, too weak
    to fly.

    I am watching over her.

    She took a fateful impulsive leap off a cliff, you see,
    and barely made it back

    Now I am nursing her back to health.
    She will be much stronger
    next time she tries to fly
    and I will fly with her
    once we learn
    how easy

    (photo credit: Ivar Husevåg Døskeland flickr commons)
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