Maybe my biggest mistake was trying to cage you, when you’re a bird and flying is what you’re meant to do.

Maybe, in trying to keep you to myself, I was afraid that if the rest of the world saw it too, I wouldn’t stand a chance.

So this is me letting you go, so you can launch for the skies and explore their vastness.

Some day, I might get my wings and fly too, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll meet, if only for a fleeting moment.

But for now, fly, little bird. Spread your wings and leave joy in your wake.

I will forever be grateful for the time we walked together…

for your heart

to posit all the flurry of emotions

to exorcise and let go

to settle that beating drum

worry that you feel

too little, too much

put a  real word to that meh