Flght into the Flame

Flight into the Flame

Shall I stand upon the firmament
or aviate the sky
Shall I float the ocean's crested waves
or shall I learn to fly

Do I stroll with earthly balance
Or should I step a lively dance
Shall I walk carefully along the earth
or give my soul its chance?

The fire heats my spirit
But the water sooths my skin
the earth is strong and present
yet the flame still pulls me in

Avoid the flame I'm often warned
choose the water's gentle flows
But I'm not a moth that singes
I'm the air that's part of both

So I choose the water's ease for now
with a discontented sigh
because my soul flame speaks to me
and urges me to fly