Monday, May 24, 2010

What do you do?

It's like looking down the barrel
of a revolver,
and you can see the cylinder rotating
as the hammer winds up,
and you know
that when those lines are just so-
that's it.

It's like sailing
almost-silently through the air,
not looking down,
just listening to the whistle,
and the thump-thump of rotors going backwards,
because the engines are gone
and what do you do?

It's like orbiting the Earth,
seeing her all blue-green below,
and there's your home state
-hey! the Grand Canyon!
and the oxygen will be gone
in another twenty minutes.

How are you feeling today?

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