I stand on a concrete ledge
Staring at the ground below
My translucent tattered wings spread out behind me
Refracting light at all angles
That makes the alley beneath me glow
As it calls out to me
If you fall, I’ll be here to catch you.
My wings were strong once
And they would carry me on the lightest of winds
But I had fallen
Madly and deeply in love
For a man that couldn’t see my potential
And all that I could be.
He clipped my wings and made me his
But what have I had since then?
My immortality has caused me to lose my love
And now I’m forever lost.
I’ll have one last flight
One last chance to soar
And feel freedom kiss my cheeks.
These thoughts slowly push me closer to the edge
Until I let myself go.
This is my mental undoing, I think
As my body crumbles to pieces from the impact-
And although I can feel pain, I cannot ever truly die
So I will lie here with tattered wings and broken bones
Until someone finds me and patches me up
Only for me to try again.