// Southwest Texas

we climbed high to the top of the city

you said we could touch the sky

i was more hesitant

i was looking down

kept thinking about all i was leaving behind

the person i was

the things i held onto

you were light, free, weightless

and i envied you.

but the feeling passed soon after it arrived

my story is my own

heavy as it may be

it is the one i must love

the one i must climb with

the one that will carry me upward