hot air balloon

i am bright and impractical
held together by ribbon bows

with open pout
i blow winds,
warm from circling the suns that light my way back home

I am swollen belly and weighted feet
heavy with promise and thick skinned from letting go


i am swaying and wishing
this length of time could be long enough
to rope all those days when we were
close
when forever didn't seem long enough

I am swollen belly and weighted feet
waiting for my last ribbons release