Soaring Toward Loftier Places - By Dan'l MclLhenny

With pumping wings 

It’s follow the leader 

One, two, then three redtails ascend  

Into the invisibility of a thermal  

We suppose they are family 

Taking to the sky 

Right next to our residence 

A townhouse above Monterey Bay 

The cliff that falls immediately 

150 feet down to sandy beach below 

Stands like a promontory should 

Allowing onshore seabreezes to waft-up 

Creating any number of anomalies  

In this case for us, the lucky dogs 

Who get to witness beginnings 

The upward current of warming air 

Hawks like these... love to master 

As nature gifts a spiraling ride  

Soaring toward loftier places  

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