Wings (I Wish)

November 13, 2020 2:18 PM

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View from an airplane window at sunrise of the plane's wing. Photo courtesy of Dan Gold on Unsplash.

View from an airplane window at sunrise of the plane's wing. Photo courtesy of Dan Gold on Unsplash.

I wish I had wings,

so I could fly away

to a better place.

I wish I could go

explore the world

with you.

I wish I were a bird,

soaring high up in the sky.

I wish you were

there,

by my side.

I wish I were a plane,

flying late at night.

I wish you were

the clouds 

and stars

that I pass by.

I wish I was rich,

so I could buy a private jet,

and hire a pilot

 to take me anywhere.

I wish you would go 

on flights,

with me.


I wish we could

go anywhere we wanted,

without any questions 

or judgment.

I wish I could

openly express

our feelings towards each other.

Perhaps in another land,

my dear,

but until then,

I will love you 

from a distance.


I wish I had wings,

so I could finally 

escape this cold,

dark place.

I wish I could fly,

so high up in the sky,

and stay there,

until things get better.

I wish I could

change the world

over night,

so that you and I

could live our lives

in peace.


But what I wish for

most of all

is for you, too,

to have wings

because someday 

I want to fly away

with you.

I wish I had wings.


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