Songbird (2011)

I’m a songbird
blissfully gliding toward my sunrise.
I stretch my wings from north to south
and sing my sweet melody to freedom.
I leave an American sour breeze at my wake
and head east
but I won’t stop there.

My gaze dreams upward to the universe divine
I shift my flight beyond the pale blue sky
and thrust my wings forward
departing the shrinking earth as
it lingers like a distant memory in my shadow.
I’m gone now
deep into space
but I don’t stop there.
I flap away
excited at the prospect of flight
beyond this Milky Way
so small, so meaningless.

It’s all behind me now
out here there is no forward or backward
no north or south or east or west
only space expanding in all direction
non stop, in harmony with my movements.
I just go into it
and keep on going
my heart lingers on nostalgic
recollections of childhood dreams
slowly fleeting like the many moons and stars
I leave behind
and I won’t stop there.

I coast through violet colored nebula
transcend human perception
I keep flying to the rhythm of eternity
singing to the vast forever yet to be
out here there is no time
no measurement of space
even language has reached its bound
So I keep on moving
hovering past countless suns
I go I go
I keep on going
and everywhere I go, there I am.
but I don’t stop there.

I just keep fluttering till my last feather gives
keep humming till the final verse of my song.

©Wilson Santos 2011

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About Wilson Santos

Wilson Santos is a writer, filmmaker, music producer, DJ, spoken word artist, graphic designer, entrepreneur and college professor. And he makes a hell of a Mojito too.

Posted on July 3, 2012, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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