Have you ever looked up at the sky
There, way up high
The Most amazing of inventions
Held together by nuts and bolts
Painted with pretty logos
Taking us here
Taking us there
Taking us everywhere
Tiny windows all in a row
Heads the size of pins looking out
I see you up there
So jealous of you
Looking down at me sitting here
Stuck on the ground with nowhere to go
You get to fly!
You’ve got your wings
You are free!
I look up at you
Whoever you are
Right now you shine brighter than any ‘ole star
For you have what I desperately want:
Wings to fly
Where are you headed?
Who the hell cares!
At least you’re going somewhere
You just got divorced?
Starting a new life someplace new?
Perhaps you’re headed for college?
Or maybe a long deserved vacation?
What a marvelous feat
When I fly
I lose myself in the clouds
Once I wandered into a great white forest
Stayed there for three hours
Another time I played hide and seek with a rainbow
I remember dancing with angels
Careful not to step on their wings
They don’t take too kindly to that
I have ridden on elephant’s backs
And followed the course of my wild imagination
I was six when I first flew
Nothing in life back then made sense
Until I stepped into a jet plane
And there was where I got a clue
That day so long ago
I remember thinking:
Angelic beings were my friends
For the first time in my short life
I felt like a real princess
They served me the food I liked
They gave me nice smiles
They gave me a pillow
Even held my hand when I got scared
I fell in love with the friendly skies
I told the creatures in the clouds:
“I will always come back
Fare thee well
And time after time
Though I wish to fly more often
To the friendly skies
I have kept my word!
EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2013