Heaven is Within You

Within her body and out of it. She looks downward; She looks inward. Cold and wet, her face hardens. She removes it…

 Mouth open, take it all in.
Close your eyes.
Feel the cloth on your face,
            the body lifting above this world
circling through the stars.
She passes
            through clouds of fear and amusement,
            of doubt and despair. 
Lyrics and notes come to her---
            a quiet reflection.
She floats above it all.
In a dream.
In a state
...a being.
Within her body and out of it.
She looks downward;
She looks inward.
Cold and wet,
her face hardens.
            She removes it,
and blinking, she greets the world again,
blinded by light.