I swung upside down from the iron railinga
my hair flying wildly in the wind,
my skirt upside down
showing my knickers,
singing at the top of my voice.
Footsteps sounded on the fire escape
and I tumbled from my perch, launching myself fearlessly
not doubting that I could fly.
i soared above perching on the broken walls
pointing skyward invitingly
out into the unknown.
I surveyed my territory,
my brothers tiny insignificant specks among the debris.
My heart soared, the roar that escaped my lungs, shook the ground beneath me
as I took flight
heading out, heart extended
into the glorious unknown.