Apr 25

Wings

there was a girl
who always wished
for wings,

she was earth bound
and maybe that wasn't
where she wanted 
to be because

on earth she 
was silent,
but maybe up 
in the atmosphere 
she could scream.

But wishes upon stars
do not come true 
so she remained
tethered to the ground,
silent.

now there is a 
not quite teenager 
who made her own wings 
out of paper and ink.

she is 
soaring now, 
and her pen flies over
the paper because

she can scream now
in this world she 
constructed out of 
paper, ink,
and her emotions,
raw and flesh.

the wishes upon
the stars did not 
come true so she 
made her own wings
and now finally she can fly.