absence

I walked today in sunny rain

Much further than I have in years.

A wedge-tailed eagle found my path

His giant shadow traced my mind.

I rested a while in the shade of a left wing

Felt once more for a moment whole.

I turned to my right to point up and show you

But Absence said flatly, “No, I can’t see.”

I replied, “It’s only because you’re not looking.”

But my eagle had flown from me.

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