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Fly Away

if only i could
trade my arms
for wings 

if i could
shed this heavy human shell

i would
fly away
melting
into a cloudless sky

if i could
soar
with the red tails
in a graceful arc
along arbitrary boundaries
across cultural divides

casting shadows
upon hypocrisy
drawing circles
around inequity
praying
for peace

would that be purpose
enough?