The Bird in Flight

Faith is seen in the bird in flight

trusting in the air it cannot see

carried on currents it does not understand

soaring as if lifted by an unseen hand

diving

and then turning

falling

and then rising

against a blue canvas of heaven

the bird demonstrates freedom

from the futility of earthbound thinking

in the carefree way it is living

in the courage to fly

from the comfort of safety

the gravity that destroys the will

the hunger for something more