I saw an eagle once
But he could not fly.
So…
I closed my eyes and pictured his wings singing in his boundless blue sky.

I knew an eagle once
But he could not fly.
So…
I sat with him on the ground for hours, and we talked about little things, like dreams.

I feared an eagle once
But he could not fly.
So…
I sighed in guilty relief at the chains netting his wings.

I trusted an eagle once
But he could not fly.
So…
I turned my back to the boundless sky, and my vision was filled only with golden-brown feathers.

I loved an eagle once
But he could not fly.
So…
I looked into his dazzling mind, and told him he was free.

And I know he is…
Because my heart felt the chains snaps.