Free

The bird wanted the fish to feel
How free it was to fly
He plucked the fish from the sea
And got angry when it died…

MG

 

 

 

[Moral]
Acceptance and cooperation
The bird is freest when flying in the sky, whereas the fish is freest in the water.
The bird imposed its own understanding of freedom on the fish then was disappointed that the fish could not fly.

[Lesson]
The problem was that the bird did not adjust its expectation, but the solution was that the bird could adapt.
It just ate the dead fish.

Wings

I watched
as she edged closer to my cliff.

I watched
as she inhaled my breath.

I watched
as she glanced down my abyss.

I watched
as she took the plunge.

I watched
as she spread her wings.

I watched
as she fell.

I let her fall
and I did not catch her
— with wings like those,
she was meant to fly.

~M.G.~