Feet in the Stars – Painting by Eric Roux-Fontaine

Les Pieds Dans Les Etoiles/ Feet in the Stars by Eric Roux-Fontaine
Les Pieds Dans Les Etoiles/ Feet in the Stars by Eric Roux-Fontaine

To see more artwork by Eric Roux-Fontain visit his website at http://www.rouxfontaine.com/

To Fly

Lisa Cox

I first learned to fly
At dusk:
My body
Heavy from
The heat of
Day
Longing
For release
From gravity’s
Chains
Hanging down
From the
Metal bar
To the swing;
Sit in a swing
Let your feet
Off the ground
Instantly
5 pounds
Fall off
And you drift
In the dusk
As stars appear
Drift
Shifting your weight
Feeling the pull
Up toward
The Heavens
Down to the Earth
Pulling up
Falling down
And as you
Fall weightless
The stars seem
To fall with you
Until grass and earth
Fill your view and
Every muscle
Every fiber
Every nerve
Gasps for an
Oxygen molecule
As if to shout
“We want to be
Free. . . “
And then
Pushing against
Every force up
Into the stars –
There is flight

 

 

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