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Today, I Fly (a work in progress; last updated 2000-09-28)
Today, I fly --
Forgetting the ground,
Welling over the walls,
And seeking the rungs of a fast-flowing sky --
Release this resistance:
And parents and mentors and tools become rules
My wings expand --
You thought I had none,
For, when trapped in a box
And you asked me to reach, I shrugged off your demand.
I meant you no harm,
But could not move my arm
For the space was so small I could not move at all.
Today, I glow --
My ashen face, from embers, thought dead,
With phoenix flame burns forth; now know:
The pitch-dark hole
Which once hid my soul
Became the rich soil that answered my toil.
Let darkness be gone, as I, gushing dawn,
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