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The Fabulistís Pen
by Margarita Engle

Weightless things
do not crave wings.

Feathers are needed
by the heaviness
of birds.

Listen to the struggle
of a swan
rising from water

or a beetle
abandoning earth.

Weightless spirits float
at the mercy
of wind

while solid creatures
must propel ourselves
with effort

each word
a flight
of choice.

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