Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

The world won’t end if you reveal yourself.

Trust that you are always okay.
People and God will take care of you.
They haven’t ever stopped,
Even when you were too blind to see.
Blinded by your own ambitions.
Now you are rich in friends and experience.
Your clothes may be worn down,
But your heart will not fail you.
I no longer am rule bound, but operate on faith.
I hope you’ll write to me if I have tempted fate too strongly.
Otherness is oneness because we’re all the same.
Return me to the time before when life moved slow and easy.
When birds and sun and clouds were all I needed for joy.
When spontaneous open connection made life flow.
What enemy do you expect by wearing a hat?
It is the eve of anxiety yet even my enemies can turn to friends.
I lay down my arms and lift up to hugs.
I know come what may will be sweet.
There is very little falling left to do.
It is only up from here.
You say poetry is poverty,
Yet it brings me riches beyond your monetary limitations.
You say this game is risky,
But we all end up in the ground anyway.
I no longer see reasons to hold back.
Aiming higher and hoping I’ll fly.
Can I bring you along?

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D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.