Charlotte Bolay

I balance on a rope 

Stretched across nonexistence 

Parallel to reality but so far away 

A single misstep and I drift off 

Through layers of billowing cotton clouds No safety net below me 

Amidst hazy days and sleepless nights I long for purpose, reach out to caress It through the abysmal mess of pathways Twisting, turning, leading to dead ends 

I disappear into the aether when I 

Feel the rush of a fleeting fantasy 

Words pass me by as I regress 

Into cobwebs of elusive dreams 

Forever waiting for a sweet awakening To pull me to reality, a physical entity A body with song and beauty, flesh and blood And we can finally become one eternally