In the silence, I listen for your still voice,
But all I hear is nothing,
In the darkness, I strain to see your lighted figure,
But all I get is more darkness.
Like a pilot on a windy morning with no coordinates to fly;
I’m crashing into the earth that has pinned me down for so long,
Gravity, they call it, sinful nature, I name it.
Send me a life jacket! Anything!
If I’m gonna fall, at least let me fall into you!
I’m in the Titanic that is sinking faster than I can blink,
Call the captain!
I’ve tried and tried,
But all I get is no signal
I’ve lost your signal again.
Send me a raft! Anything!
If it takes my last breath to swim to you, that’s what I’ll do
Whatever it takes!
I would rather die than live without you,
Because without you, I’m just a dead man walking.
~Mfon Etuk, 2019