the forfeit for freedom

tell me a story

a secret within

painting pictures on clouds

making windows from stars

that stretch to the sun

in a spark of pursuit

on a misguided route

breaching every exclusion zone

airing out an artist’s attic

dusting off dreams

chasing that string

into the stars, we’ll swing

gathering those clusters together

into bouquets of brilliant balloons

finding the fun in forfeiting rules

for the freedom of feelings

that truly teaches us

to fly