I wish I were a leaf,
swept up in the warm embrace of a breeze,
and from there what I could see,
not just the hills from a tree top,
but beyond horizons, what life could be,
if I were a leaf, that free.
I wish I were a cloud,
so light and fragile, yet burgeoning white
and puffed up so proud,
overseeing life, filtered sunlight
my warmth of being,
all for the joy of seeing.
I wish I were an eagle, so majestic,
so agile and king of my domain,
freely soaring above life and land,
rivers and deserts in my command,
freedom my natural state of being,
a predator, gleaning days through crystal eyes.
I wish I were the sun, the life giver,
so relentless, empowering existence,
and proudly the cause of day and night,
the center of possibility,
as I lord over my minions,
both fear and adoration my blessing.
But I am neither force nor effect,
just a soul upon a planet,
looking up to the stars above,
wondering what place I am
in this eternal being, through eyes seeing
but one perspective, alone.
I wish I were an elemental being,
knowing just what I’m seeing,
when I cast my eyes over this endless conundrum,
this vision of manifest life,
the plan of which both strife and love,
Perhaps this one sided perspective is all I can,
to know that which is unknown,
is such a burden of want,
yet all I see are stars and eternity,
a blinding rendition of absurdity,
in a human mind.
I wish I were dead,
just to see life so fleeting,
just for a moment of meeting my fate,
and the secrets I await, so impatiently,
but life is where I belong, for now,
and wishing is just an esoteric bleating.
So I wish for nothing, just to be,
and hope I can know my single perspective,
be true to it and imagine others,
for its all I can do,
to see what I can see and be,
not waste time pursuing wonderment.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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