This life is just like flying.

Some of us take wing and

sail off to some better world.

There are a few dips and turbulences,

but it all works out in the end.

Just the gentle breeze of a thermal

rustling through our primaries.

Oh,

and I,

oh how I!

would love to witness such a marvelous thing!

And I thought I had, once.

My soul warmed to the touch of our great sun -

purred aloud, honestly –

and my heart grew heavy with hope.

And sudden like a flash of lightning…

I fell.

Overcome by the salt and sea below.

It's been so long now but…

I'm still drowning.