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reaching

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i stand staring into the inky sky
on tiptoes I stretch upwards, upwards
reaching for the stars
a fiery comet streaks into sight
i push with all my might
hurtling into space
and grab it by its tail
then watch it disintegrate in my closed fist
head over heals I plummet backwards
through black empty void
soul screaming in dark despair
crashing to the earth
i cry, forcing myself to look upward
watching my comet disappear into the night
i sit
my hands before me
covered with the stuff
of all my dusty dreams

Almost
Almost

i grasp these shattered dreams
into this tightened fist
and shake it with fury against the night
but no one cares
at these screams I hurl into the void
as i send them chasing after
all my lost dreams