Soaring Low


Washington Post


A bald eagle built
a nest on a directional
sign on eastbound 408
where lanes exit to 417
in Orlando.

Last week, driving
home, I looked up and saw
an eaglet standing
in the nest, looking
out at the traffic rushing
under her feet –
without pattern or reason.

The eaglet was wavering
on the edge.

As I moved on, I knew
the feeling.




13 thoughts on “Soaring Low

    • The eagle (formerly known as the eaglet) has flown. I really only feel that way when I’m driving these expressways. I didn’t mean it as dark as that — it does work that way, I admit. Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚


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