Pegasus Takes Flight

By Anonymous

The mythology book
is falling apart;
the crumbling glue
has gone to dust and
the pages have
fallen free of the spine.

The paper is still good,
though, creamy and fine,
smooth under the
seeking fingertips.

Smiling, a student
folds an origami horse,
then playfully makes two fans
and attaches them
to its shoulders.

Pegasus stretches
his paper wings, and
whinnies at the startled student,
then flies out the open window
to play tag with the pigeons.

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