Once we had wings.
Once we had wings, and oh...
Once we had wings, and oh, how we soared!
Oh, how we soared, and swooped, and looped the loop, and oh how we roared and whistled and snapped and fluttered.
Once we had wings and we flew.
We remember in our hidden minds.
We remember when we stand in high places and look out on the far horizons and lean...
We remember how free and easy we were, riding the wind like it was ours to command, to shape, to harness, to carve through.
We remember when we dream.
Dreams of flying.
Dreams of rising upward.
Dreams of our feet leaving the ground, of the sky tugging at us, of gravity relinquishing its grasp, of thrusting ourselves heavenward on stolen breathes of exquisite freedom.
We remember and we dream and we yearn.
Then we fall.
We fall back into ourselves.
The present mind, the knowing mind, the learned mind takes hold, reminds us that we have no wings.
So we fall.
Slapping back into ourselves, wondering why...
...why we dream of falling when we know we should be able to fly.