i am alive

By Elena Pollack

I am alive

I wonder what it means to love

I hear voices on the wind

I see patterns in the moonlight

I want to fly above the trees

I am alive

I pretend to soar atop the leaves

I feel refreshed from the autumn breeze

I touch the stars way up high

I worry that this moment will end

I cry at the loss of such beauty

I am alive

I understand I am not perfect

I say no one truly sees the world

I dream of a place just like this moment

I try to halt the tears of longing

I hope to know this feeling again

I am alive