In the pale light of midnight I tried to take flight


But my wings were too weak and the stars were too bright



So I waited a week til the winter winds blew


Stars were shrouded in clouds and the moon was too



Not a thing alive witnessed my wings unfold


As my breath grew quick and my heart grew bold



And soon I was soaring, oh, upwards and on


Til the sky was all ‘round and the ground was gone



And I watched as each object, each person, each place


Became one glowing orb spinning slowly in space



And I thought to myself, ‘through the eyes of a bird


This life and this Earth seem entirely absurd’



Then I suddenly felt indescribably small


And wondered if anything mattered at all



Like what people wished for or what people felt


Or whether the ice caps would finally melt



Then, I realized, after an hour or two


That things matter, because, they matter to you



Although what you do won’t change much from up here


It can comfort or crush those you find yourself near



This universe may be enormous and strange


But look close to home and there’s much you can change



And now that I know it, that’s just what I’ll do


Informed and enthused by my new point of view



It seems that such questions as grand as existence


Can only be solved from a reasonable distance

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