Standing on the edge,

Perfectly

Balance, not a thing out

of place.

The broken wings eagle spread,

Gently

The wind caresses a

tear stained face.

A moment's hesitation

Then

A carefully poised stance

Ready and waiting

The wings steady for action,

Bent,

Broken with one last chance

Done debating

Springing from solid ground

In the air

Tumbling, something's wrong

Falling, afraid

Nothing safe or sound...

There!

The pain is gone,

Fly away.