A tribute to Maya Angelou

In honor of Maya Angelou's birthday, here is my adaptation of one of her most widespread poems.

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To reach

With eyes that gazed At the reachable circumstances Yet unreachable for I have made them I lurked And lurked Expecting life’s arrival Until I lurked no more For the luxury of passing-time Is one that cannot be salvaged.   Had I learned not to lurk --But to reach-- At my lovers Without fear of being … Continue reading To reach

To fly

In the flock of birds, I was an eagle, and while they learned to fly, I was meandering the skies   I grabbed their premature wings and Dispersed their feathers in hope of enlightening them to their ultimate goal But still They cried in fear I was a wicked beast to their eyes. A sorceress … Continue reading To fly