pursue

i wanted to pursue horizons uninhibited – leave footprints across the skies for all to see as my feet dusted the starry night, night after night

so i cut my hair and collected all the balloons i could find, left the debris of all the pain on your doorstep because i didn’t want it, didn’t need it anymore

and i lifted my hands up to that horizon and offered my arms – scarred like twigs escaping a fire, and inhaled the scent of nothing, of everything, and i could feel my body start to float so freely the angels cried out in relief

so i closed my breath around those stars and i left footprints on your doorstep in that home you no longer occupied, and i soared through the starry night sky, night after night, feet never touching your earth again

©2017 erin hoffman – all rights reserved

 

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