Live Like a Loon

January 22, 2012
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Everyone needs to fly to live
or dive to explore.
Everyone must reach for greatness
or satisfy their curiosity.

Therefore, I wish to be a loon.
The bird that has everything I need.
The twenty-seven inch wings to fly
and the lung capacity to dive two hundred feet.

However, I want to copy
the most beautiful part:
Their call.
A cry for companionship
from the lone loon of the lake.

I remember the haunting call
that left me shaking.
I need to capture such sadness without words.





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