There she is—
the girl in the frame on the wall.
A picture of a girl;
the softest smile
full of mischief and grace.
Love and kindness.
Hope and fear.
All of life
rolled into a girl…
who just happens to live in a frame on a wall.
Every day she fills her frame with a new dream;
a frame is the keeper of dreams
and she knows that as long as she stays within the frame
her dreams will never be broken.
But as she sits in the long grass, peering at the world outside
‘What if I venture beyond the frame?
What if I wish these dreams into the world,
and follow them as they go?’
She wonders, then she slowly rises.
And she takes a step.
Just one step
but already she knows she can’t go back;
It’s a knowing that tickles her bones.
Something has changed within her.
Suddenly she feels the sun on her skin,
feels a heart beating inside of her that wasn’t there before.
Suddenly she has wings
and her frame is empty,
hanging on a lonely wall
on the dark side of the rainbow.