What If?

What if - I wondered - I could simply know.

That if I spread my wings..I would rise up into the sky. That if I reached out...I might touch someone. That if I jumped...I wouldn't flail or fail or fall. And - if I did fall..that the landing would be soft and gentle and forgiving.

What if I could trust and believe? In my center. In my core. In the power and strength that resides within me.

What if - I wondered - who I'd be...if I could..if I would..? If I might dare...?

What if - I had been born with wings..instead of hands and feet to walk on?

What if - I could fly?