Phoenix Falling

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I am in the mood
To dissolve in the sky.”

I should feel terror as
Gusts of wind
Push against my skin
Hair lashing… stinging
Eyes tearing
Am I falling
Or flying?

No up or down
Nothing at my sides
Then warmth enfolds
Caresses
As I let go
And accept
I belong to the currents

Arms outstretched
Like a comet
Or falling star
My body is ablaze
And yet I remain unconsumed
Laughter echoes
Ringing in my ears

The thrill of freedom
As I curl and sway
Swimming through the air
Nothing can touch me
Nothing could try
I am the Phoenix returned from ashes
And my inferno lights up the sky

Suddenly
It all becomes clear
The earth is rising to me
Still, I feel no fear
As we rush to meet
Which force is stronger
The earth…or me?

Fire meets rock
in an explosion of time
Then…
Eyes open
These eyes are mine
Inside my bed
Safe and sound

Brilliant light streams
Birds chirping
Windchimes ring
I breath deeply
And turn away
I long for falling
And dread the day.
-LM Jones

(Quote; Virginia Woolf)

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