My foot comes down on the path
and I am flooded with waves of green.
Grasses, trees, leaves all washing towards me,
and I am a single spark of red on the landscape,
the inside of me just as different
as the outside.
I am destined
for enormous power, so they say,
and I have felt it and seen the sprites
that flock to me because of it.
Yet it’s too much – too much at once – I can’t hold on.
It slips away or I slip away,
the link eroding just as quickly as it forms.
The heat of the moment
gone, my body spent, and now my only choice is to lie
still, watching the world.