She Falls

The woman falls
through air suddenly too thin
to lend safe support
No wind beneath these wings
She falls
not knowing how to catch hold
how to return to safety
Tempest-tossed she falls
deluding herself it is flight
She falls
a broken bird without wings
She’d lived without them
for so long, you see,
gave up her wings
& chose her song, not
realizing that song is no support
in a world with no safe shelters
to rest on
She falls