Flight of Horace by Mohammed Shamma is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at flightofhorace.com.
“My soul leapt out of me high atop that golden perch. As I spiraled down, my heart fluttered like a caged bird with clipped wings. My body dropped into the raging sea below.”
Horace’s soul is represented as that of a falcon. When Horace decides to leap to his death, the soul leaves in defiance of the act.