Fly Closer To Your Art (You Can Taste The Sky)

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Your wings beat back against the wind.

You fly so high you could taste the sky.

The sun seems impossible

To touch.

The sea beneath you, beckons for you to

Drift away.

 

You will fly.

You will fly harder than the thunder can roar.

Oh you will try.

Harder than you ever have before.

The sun above you.

The sea beneath.

Caught up in decisions, a choice to care

Or die in comfort’s drowning embrace.

 

Your wings beat back against the wind

As you are caught up

Like an eagle to its eyrie

Or the artist to humanity.

Your wings beat back against the wind

As your art gets stronger

Your failings get bolder

As the wax melts upon your back

You fight against complacency.

The thunder can’t hurt you

As you yell back toward the resistance’s fearful roar.

 

Your wings beat back against the wind.

You fly towards the sun.

You can taste the sky

You are so afraid

Yet so alive.

So afraid

Yet so alive.

What if your art could sustain you?

Could you then deny the sea’s siren call?

 

You can taste the sky.

The thunder can’t hurt you.

You can almost touch the sun

You’re so alive.

 

The thunder can’t hurt you.

The thunder can’t hurt you.

The thunder can’t hurt you.

 

 

 

[Context: This poem is inspired by  “The Icarus Deception” by Seth Godin.  The line “What if your art could sustain you?” is taken from “The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte.  Note: these are not affiliate links.]

 

 

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