Far above the Earth,
Soaring, wings of steel,
The charade of weightlessness,
A temporary escape from reality,
A flying away from,
A flying to.
Beauty otherworldly, indescribable,
Clouds just beyond reach, a frothy sea of white,
The Earth turned upside down,
The lure of adventure, a life left behind,
I am Icarus as the sun sets,
Closer and closer I fly,
Irresistible, a moth to a flame.