Air-Born

Written by Niamh Kelly
Art by ROMAN ODINTSOV


Flying above the places where no one could reach on foot,
like the mountain tops or city roofs
accessible by the easy glide and flap of wings.
The sky remains a bird’s domain,
though the dreamers in their thoughts sneak onto the backs of pigeon,
fluttering above the scrum of crowded streets.
The most daring go further, swooping and soaring with raptors
through far-flung valleys and imposing peaks.
Dreaming of flight in an earthbound body,
grounded and weighted, unlike the airborne.
Air-born and winged and flying,
offering the imagination a moment to rise

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