And so I placed you on a pedestal
High above me because in my mind
I was less than worthy
Beneath you standing I smiled and found myself
Proud to recognize such beauty and grace
Pleased to elevate it and revere it.

And so like all things earthly
You became something else when
Separate from the earth and me
You changed, at least in my perception.
Perhaps it was the lack of oxygen, so high had I placed you, or
Perhaps you were never what I thought you to be
Before I placed you on a pedestal

-January 2007