the first time i left

the first

time I left the Earth

i feared my life

in the gaping open

the second time

I left the Earth

I felt the separation of

isolation. I split several atoms

the third time

I left the Earth

I did not miss you

and did not want to return

the fourth time I

left the Earth

I tried

to take you with me

but

you refused to come

the fifth time

I left the Earth

I begged forgiveness

from the trees

and they cried

the 6th time I left

the Earth I did

not sing

and no one heard

the 7th time I left

the Earth

I took a handful

of soil

and promised to return.

 

 

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