• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 07
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Taking Flight

The yellow-orange lizard wants to climb off the brick wall, to have a spot on the feathered wings of a wind horse attracted to patio prayer flags on thin strands of twine. Their fluttering messages are what she will carry to earth’s four corners – then beyond, where he wants to be

free of limits.

To join her, to travel such gales on this spirit horse, he must first unstick his scaled feet, belly, tail, now painted onto a doorway as omen. He is not that; does not portend or protect. Ready, jaws open, he gnashes his way towards her.