Above the Earth

Far above the Earth,

Soaring, wings of steel,

The charade of weightlessness,

A temporary escape from reality,

Time stops. 

A flying away from,

 A flying to.

Beauty otherworldly, indescribable,

Clouds just beyond reach, a frothy sea of white,

The Earth turned upside down,

The lure of adventure, a life left behind,

I am Icarus as the sun sets,

Closer and closer I fly,

Irresistible, a moth to a flame. 

 (I flew to Chicago this evening….) 
  


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