I wrote “Learning to Fly” in 2006.
I’m still learning to fly in new and different ways.
I still want to walk on water …. twice.
My latest flight attempt is putting this poem (learning to fly) with music out on CD Baby.
The song has 50+ fans on Jango now, which I find interesting.
So now my latest “jumping at the sky” attempt to fly is to put the song out on CD Baby, where it can be bought, and also collect royalties when someone plays it.
I’m new at this, so taking it slow, but when you’re only 61 I think its important to try new things and see where they go.
I desperately want
to walk on water
beyond the one initial step of faith
first footing gained,
when the old ways reassert
making it clear
I will only hurt myself
wishful, crazy, impossibilities
but the vision glimpse teases
from just beyond sight
just beyond my reach
and I keep walking
on passed doubt
to somehow ask
to somehow get back in that place of asking
for my return
when I take the 2nd
3rd and 4th steps
on the waves above the depths
that block so completely all thoughts
of a way forward.
oh, to move from impossible surprised astonish
to a new familiar
for the next faith glimpse
leading doubting feet
to learn to walk
12/11/04 (rev 9/21/05)