I am a bird taking flight.
The breath of wind off the feathers
frightens the creatures below
But somehow they stand tethered
to my iridescent glow.
I can not see those below me
only the clouds above.
I soar higher with my eyes to the stars
and my soul focused on love.
If I should tumble and fall
into the darkness of the earth,
my wings broken and twisted,
-a smile no longer reflects my mirth-
I will climb from the ashes
my beauty reborn from the flame
and my soul shall not suffer
for I only have higher to aim.