Now I float upon the cool water,
My webbed feet gently keeping me true
As I breathe and come to.
Here I am upon the calm water~
The ungraceful dance,
Frantic footwork to be what I am not,
In the distance swans take flight~
Recognition leaps in my heart
And my wings give a sympathetic shake.
Now, here, I am what I am.
My webbed feet paddle the cool water,
Moving me forward, swift and sure
Until yearning meets with knowing,
And I unfold large, beautiful wings
That carry the drumming of my heart
Across the years and vast deserts I have traveled.
In a moment,
Through a flurry of sun-kissed water,
I am airborne,
Flying to meet my mates.