Put on the wings and mount the air
Rush away, drawn like a moth to light
Drop the weighty load of my cares
Lighter than air is the dawning delight
Warm Sun, glowing down leading me
Onward, beyond sight of the land
Pinions thrust, and I feel so free
This is something that I understand.
Below falling away, the person I despise
He watches, wrapped in darkest night
I will ignore his strange angry cries
I let him fall away out of my sight
Strange loss this, lack of grounds hold
Limbs drift in hurricane wind whirling
Swifts and I, now born of a single mold
Higher and higher in thermals hand swirling.
Out of nowhere, sharp and sudden break
Uncaught by the air, suddenly lost
Lack of recourse, now life itself at stake
Falling, falling, thrown about and tossed
Heaving ocean swells below, dark strangers tears
My wings now leaden weights, crushing me
I sink beneath the waves of my own fears
I become one with the icy sea.
Monument to my own folly I have become
Once again there is no avoiding Fate
Dark stranger and I now are one
As we pass through cold Hades gate
Regrets? Oh yes, a few that come to mind
No unmixed blessings in the world outside
That I thought I'd leave myself behind
The one thing from which I can never hide.