If you step out of your thoughts for a moment
and look closely as the darkness yawns
and stretches into morning,
its pink whisper growing into an orange roar,
you will see another world.
Clouds become sturdy canyon walls
and rugged mountains,
surrounding sky-colored rivers and lakes.
Envy the birds who cross back and forth
with each flap of their wings,
you would be in that other world,
how it would feel
to swim in the sky and climb around clouds,
would make you want to come back.
to this world you know now.