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I’d say
You’ve become the sky lady, and
When I left the earth
I unfurled these wings,
Began to soar, and I
Found I came to glide upon you,
Your happiness lifted me,
Your gusts of sorrow,
And storms of turmoil
Made these wings strong.
The current slips between each feather
And suddenly you're alongside me
Friend, air, acquaintance, oxygen, lover
But
the higher I go, the more clouds I pass,
The more planes go by,
The more storms,
the more lightning goes by,
The colder it gets,
And I wrap these wings around us to make sure we can just stay together
Or that some part may be trapped under a feather.
So that you won't leave me
Yet the lightning crashes and I fight the storm,
I go higher and higher, and
My wings gain strength after such a long battle.
But I've gone so high.
There’s less air
And its thinning
so there’s less to hold me
I'm flapping uncontrollably
And the beating of these wings and my heart
Tire me out
And I'm fighting to stay afloat
And I find I'm suffocating.
I can’t breather up here
So I freeze and curl up to die
Through these nimbus clouds I fly
Hurtling towards the earth
Passing through the storms
Unconscious
And I let the wind
Batter these bones
Knock my wings together
Tear the feathers from them
And now I’m waiting for some other wind
To lift me
Or perhaps fall and land in the sea
And I look down upon the truth to let it be
As the ground comes rushing up to meet me





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