The darkest soul
Attempts to fly the highest
To convince itself it’s deceitful ascension
Superior to its counterparts.
Speaks negatively of others
To boast of its own accomplishments
Placing blame to avoid self-disclosure.
Hiding behind the mask of a smile
Shielding its hideous grin.
Always looking behind to gauge how far it has come
Unaware of the glass ceiling it’s flying toward.
A crash and skid across that pinnacle
Creating a spark; igniting a fire
That burns apparel, wings, and body.
The plummet is quicker than the ascent
Black smoke drifting upward
A dark trail of where it once was
The blackness a reflection of the darkest soul.