fly

A bird with a single wing tries to fly.
Falling hard
Hitting the tarmac
But he gets straight back up
Squawks at the world and jumps again.
Flap
Flap
Flap
No response
Never leaving the ground.
He looks up
Sees his family in the sky
He needs to return
He needs to return.
He runs on hope
And then he’s in the sky.
Reunited family
Stronger than ever
He sails through the air
Triumphant
As a hunter aims up with a rifle…