She climbs fiercely into the open sky
pursued by five intense beasts and I;
upward she ascends leaving earth behind,
while each suiter feels his lungs begin to bind
and folding wings drops from the race
like heaven's stone hurled from space;
proven unworthy they fly dejected off
hearing me scream a feral cough,
until it is just you and I in the wind;
in a moment you begin to descend.
No Rocketeer could have bettered that angle
so I catch you, our talons entangled;
now ripping through clouds we heat the air,
twin meteors, you screaming your dare:
"Stay with me now and have me for wife,
Or release this hold and save your life."
Fields, rivers and peaks spin and swirl
still, you just center my world;
tighter I clasp, staring to yellow eyes,
the stars could hear my lover's cries.
Tis you who breaks, unfurling your wings,
releases me, your falling king;
hurtling though darkening haze
my eyes find your accepting gaze:
"Spread forth wings and fly!
For this is not the time to die."
Feathers brush 'gainst flowers tall
as a parabolic loop saves my fall;
back to the heights we soar.
Triumphantly "SHE IS MINE!" I roar.
So I win your fiercest heart
and never more shall we part.