I walked into the wind,
palms of my hand facing forward,
arms spread like the wings of a bird.
I closed my eyes.
The wind penetrated my clothes,
it wrapped around my skin.
For once, I felt alive.
Inhaling through my nose,
I smelled the grass, the trees, the mountains.
I smelled Earth from the beginning of time.
My body lifted off the ground,
and a smile took over my face.
My heart swelled in my chest.
I was one with the sky.
I was an eagle.