Soul Shock

I stand on the plains, stars floating high.

Arms raised in a V.

Let me fly, I plead! OH GOD LET ME FLY!

I cry…


I fall to my knees. Tears hit the earth.

Hands excavating.

Great balls of fists pound the turf!

Tears pose the question…

What is my worth?


I ponder the gravity of soaring through space.

I may have just floated!

Did it happen? Was it real?

No… I remain at my base.

How small is my faith.


I’m merely an ant on this giant rock.

Nothing more.

My body in peril. My thoughts in hock.

I stare at the stars.

While my soul absorbs the shock.