art by Charlie Speratis
art by Charlie Speratis

If my life is a dying tree

starved of hope and achieved dreams

if it is nothing more than a skeleton

of what if’s and should’ve been’s

if I am the very essence

of all things doomed to crash and burn,

Then these melodies

these soaring notes

and piercing lyrics

telling my story in words I never could

are the wings

that carry me away