Visiting Cranes

Yesterday we saw a pair of cranes

Fly by, and their long necks, their

Sculpted legs, and their colorful

Wings in our memories rest now.


Yesterday we saw a pair of cranes

Play, and they seemed happy, floating

In the sunlight, making figures in the

Wind, while we smiled.

They came unexpectedly, as free

Animals do, and joined us in our

Calm afternoon. They flew around us,

And we all became one.


The cranes offered us their friendship,

They offered us their time, and we

In the peaceful afternoon welcomed

Them, wishing we too could fly.


Today the cranes are gone, their

Enamel blues, reds, and greens, won’t

Come back. But we kept their smile,

And now we too can fly.

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