The resolution of wings

May 3, 2018

(dedicated to the Butterly Book Nook)

Here is the place
where a community blossoms.

Where hope
still finds
the right amount
of air to rise,
to spread its wings,
defiantly,
in the deflating aftermath
of a tragedy
that grounded us.

Here is the place
where we will no longer
be cocooned in sadness
because our ascension
knows no fear.

Here,
curiosity becomes
creativity,
the smallest idea
can become a masterpiece,
and art will connect us
through colorful
conversation.

Here,
children of all ages
will come and perch themselves
on the mighty shoulders
of an angel’s dream,
finally realized:

One woman’s
life-long mission
to make sure
we all
knew the beauty
and freedom
of flight.