Broken Wings

My wings expand
And I stumble into flight
Wings beating up and down
In a jagged messy line
I burst through the clouds
And obstruct their shape
I tumble and twist
Through the gray sky
The clouds consume me
Take me in
I roll drunkenly through them
On my broken wings
I lose my strength
And begin to fall
Flailing, wailing, in a desperate cry
They slow me down
But not nearly enough
And I crash into the ground
Mangling them beyond repair