4 o' clock
My ride is late
No one to talk
So I stare through the gate.
Cirrus, nimbus, cumulus
Clouds soaring over me
Gliding, diving, flipping over us
My head gets light,
My eyes are sleepy,
And in the sunlight
I doze off, dreaming.
And there, up in the sky
The warm sunlight hugs my skin
And there, I hear the cry
Of a stratus kin
Gliding down to meet her,
I'm greeted by a lonely,
Storming Cloud Girl
By herself; alone and hurting
She's got a hole in her chest
The sun pierces through the water vapor
She's raining, but trying her best
To stay afloat in this atmosphere
I wish I knew how to help her pain,
But I try to help her anyway
Because the hole inside my brain
Tells me that she will find a way
So I hug her gaseous torso tight,
And breathe a breath of condensation
Into her cavity, hoping it might
Help fill it up by evaporation
And suddenly, I'm falling
And I land back on the ground
I open up my weary eyes
To the sun, the sky, the sound
And while I might never see
The Cloud Girl outside of my dreams
I know that she'll make it, break free
From the world's depressing gravity
Soaring higher 'to the sky
Adding "Alto" to her "stratus"
Who knows how high she'll fly?
And then from there right up to Cirrus
Our punctured souls might be in kind
Or maybe to the sky I'm just projecting,
But I wish you peace of mind
'Cause I know you're worth ascending.
Wrote this for a friend. I wanted to help make her happy, because she was so nice and supportive and helpful to me, and I wanted to return that.