Midnight Flight

The clock ticks.
It’s almost midnight.
I look at the sky
and I see stars
light up the dark.
I want to be
like them. I want to
take flight – be free.
I get lost looking
at stars. I feel small
when I see the sky.
The clock ticks.
It’s midnight;
I close my eyes.
I see a sky
of my own.
I feel alive
as I take flight
inside my mind.