Galaxies of eager white
Are penetrated by lazy blue
Cotton kisses caressing
Every crevice of our wings
Infinity lies beyond
Our fogged and faded window
We leave time trailing behind us
A silent companion to our fate
I could fall into this world
I could embrace a sapphire realm
I’d kiss the earth with arms held wide
Before finding my wings again
I breathe six miles higher
From the soil and roots that shaped me
I am released and I am abandoned
By the person I once was
Trapped amid sheer liberation
A spirit tethered to the distant past
This world engulfs my being
Solace resting in the balance of realms
I long to burst free from this shell
Still, contentedness rolls into submission
One breath, one voice, amid many
En route through unpaved skies
Lingering in the engine’s longing exhale
I release a breath of my own.
My thoughts settle like whispers inside me
Existence, a secluded world away
The flight, indifferent, moves onwards
As lazy eyes blink to a close
Heavy souls lifted, passengers unawoken
By the descent which surely awaits us
A Moment’s Observation
Sunlight teases the unbound curls,
So reluctantly framing a stoic face.
Distracted, distant, quite nearly uninhabited;
I watch, because she asked me,
Nonetheless, in such intrusive lighting,
I feel akin to a child again,
Tugging mistakenly on the sleeve of a stranger.
She hides within a layer of skin
That shines like saffron starlight
In her daydreams, she paints it over
In viridescent spires of ivy.
She’s the sun when she smiles,
But the moon when she laughs
A golden girl
With a silver disposition
And a silence so resounding,
It cradles her words like sand in the tide.
She shows the world her shaking hands
She crafts a mask of her most daring oddities
Concealing with convincing ardor
The measures she's taken to subdue them.
She toils for the life she is given,
Chips away at herself to belong,
Unbeknownst to the truth of her presence.
In the sapphire ink universe
That she’s traced over in pen,
She's the most beautiful thing to behold.
Beneath the golden walls,
The silver words,
The crystal wit and glass vivacity,
Her vibrant eyes swimming
With desire to capture all she sees.
Unaware that the world watches back,
It’s no wonder that upon the slightest glimpse,
She is impossible to look away from.