Our youngest has flown the nest
Taken herself off to far flung exotic places

My heart both aches and is filled with joyIMG_1899
To see her take flight and soar

And as she climbs her dazzling heights
I am reminded that I do not have to lose sight of her

I too am free to soar
Her soul may ‘live in a place of tomorrow
That I cannot visit not even in my dreams’

But I have my own journeys to make
And my own dreams to fulfil…

(written Saturday January 3rd 2015)