to the wind

i was told once
to throw caution to the wind
but to throw it
knowing full well
where i wanted
the wind to take me

here i am now
chest thrust forward
arms open
riding this gust
letting it take me
wherever it may take me

i’ve been watching birds
observing how fearlessly
they take to the sky
knowing it is where
they belong
not worried about
how far they are
from solid ground

i think
hearts are meant
to be like that, too

oh yes
they must
because this feels
like soaring.

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