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.