while i fly

while i fly higher than the sun
maybe you can see my shadow
while i hide under the river
maybe you can catch my tale

begun before i knew it
awoke to signs on my crib
and sighs and cries while
familiar people vanished

and dry skies and shaded eyes
swaddled me till i could walk
hidden by desert veils
unbidden anger fighting with
fists against closed doors

why am i unknown
why is the sky so distant
where am i and who
who knows

our existence like sand dunes
under the winds
of time

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