Flight

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I can make a list of animals that can’t fly.
Rats,
caterpillars,
elephants,
snakes
and me.

Do you know what we can do?
Rats can scurry through holes not big enough for fingers to sneak through.
A caterpillar waltzes its way in and out of a cocoon, opening the door for a butterfly.
Elephants, those giants wouldn’t fly if they had a thousand wings,
but man, there’s something about the sight of the giant beast,
a calm even while it strolls near the river.
Snakes can deliver enough venom in one bite
to make the blue of the sky seem pale.

And I?
I can write you a poem,
and wait till it takes effect
and you fall in love with it.

100 Days of Happy Poems, Poem 10

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