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Taking Off



frantic wing
cutting wind
chilling brow
blurring ground
shortening runway

shrinking shadow
straining frame
torturing heart
failing spirit
faltering faltering

upward springing!
existence spanned
in one bright arc
a leaping rainbow
soaring soaring soaring

o may I live
thus slicing air
and when my time comes
so may I die
with whole heart
still springing upward
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