|Castle in the Air (1928) by M.C. Escher (source)|
In the air, I was a queen
My castle was impenetrable
My fortunes infinite as the stars.
If only I had known
that when your world is built upon a whisper,
You must not scream.
I fell through
a hole in my delusions.
You, my king, did not catch me.
I prepared to die in the water,
an extinguished meteor.
The swans caught me
like a breath.
A seed, they planted me
in the mud of my new home.
Here I grew real
as the thirteen moons under my feet.