first one I saw tonight
was really a plane.
blinking lights and then it was gone
taking me away with it.
I tossed all my wishes in that hollow metal thing.
just like my suitcase.
full of dreams and stardust
to be dragged around wherever I go.
wish I may and wish I might
but I can't go back and make it right.
contrails trace the sky
tears trace my face
falling steadily onto the pages
of the book she bought me years ago.
the tears fading into the binding
taking the sadness with them.
I wish I could stop up all the leaks so easily
plug them up with paper.
for I am leaving my world
for a land of big skies and harsh light
strange and beautiful.
please let me follow your light.
I don't want another bad beggining
followed by a bumpy ride
and a crash landing at the end.
I'm just a girl.
only a person.
so small and far away.
but please grant me my one desire
let me be something other than
a tiny fire.
burning in the dark of night
I can't help but waver and sway in the wind.
I tried to fill my head with air and now its suffocating me.
so starlight, starbright,
won't you be a friend tonight?
watch over this haphazard flight
let me know I can make this right
that I might turn out alright
please guide me home and breathe me back to life.