I stole this pic from a friend's Facebook post. Just a stunning picture.
Life is for the birds right now. They have free rein to gather in large groups, gossip on the wires, paddle on the pond with no worries, and head any direction for the winter.
Free as a bird takes on new meaning:
watch the hawk soar
drift with the drafts
wind ruffles hair, its feathers
feel lighter till it flies out of sight
heart plummets back to earth
trapped in our masked cage
our song, a muffled gasp
JF - Dec. 2020