Fingers uncurled around the string,
Eyes urged it on towards the infinite blue,
And just beyond the quiet pain of loss,
Lied this knowledge, deep within; that
It would carry her hopes along to a place
Where her wheelchair bound legs
Couldn't ever dream of reaching.
As it rode the forbidden wave of freedom,
The balloon whispered its goodbye
To a heart heavy with the realization,
That it's only love if it knows how to let go.