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The Eagle

I took you
By surprise,
Big wedge tail,
Sitting on a log,
On the side
Of a lonely hill.

I took you
By surprise,
And just for a fleeting moment,
You and I were equals,
Grounded,
And so close together.

Just for a fleeting moment,
I shared
Your presence,
Big and majestic bird,

Don’t go,
I whispered,

But you took flight,
And quickly found
Wind and currents,
To take you
Far aloft,
To wing and soar,
On updrafts and thermals,
To watch little me,
Far, so far
Below.

I took you by surprise,
And just for
A fleeting moment,
I thought,

That you and I
Were equals.


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Tim Barritt. Circa 1988.
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