On Wayward Wings

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic
How hard it is to let you go--
How beautiful the journey.

Submitted: June 16, 2017

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 ~ On Wayward Wings ~

 

 

 

Letting you go feels like a bird taking flight for the first time.

I tremble on the edge of the precipice-- and the abyss of you yawns deep and dark before me. Do I fall further-- into you, for you, all over again? For your sunshine that hides the bitterest of frosts, for your sharp humor used to hide razor-edged hurt, for your pretty platitudes concealing the ugliest of actions-- do I fall for it again, or do I let go?

Do I fall, or do I fly?

I make my choice.

I take the leap.

I do not soar; I cannot soar-- mine is the flight of the tentative, the struggling, the fragile-- the newborn.

Mine is the flight that is choppy, unsure-- the flight that swoops and dips and almost tumbles but persists nevertheless.

My movement is divine chaos-- it is terror and exhilaration, it is destruction and liberation, death and rebirth-- end and beginning.

My feelings drift away on fledgling wings-- every moment in the air a battle, every attempt to hold myself aloft an exercise in strength, in faith, in hope, in belief.

I do not know who to be without you.

But I will learn.

I do not know how to regain the spirit you stole from me.

But I will find it.

I do not know where these wings that carry me away from you will take me--

But I will fly. •


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