all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

sunrise, then descent


















at 35,000 feet, you feel like God,
inking in skylight
because it just seems like the right time,
and you needed a change, anyway,
all that dark and viscous monochrome.

but you're not God,
and the thing is,
you're never supposed to be
this far away from anything.

which is why, on the descent,
you start dreaming about bad Dunkin' Donuts coffee,
the car rental that'll take you miles out of the way,
the dip in the barometer, afternoon gridlock -
these are necessary imperfections
which will, eventually, bring you into the arms
of your family, and which will eventually,
bring you into the arms of
everything else in the world.

5 comments:

gilles said...

Dude, that's one nice picture. I love it.

la vie en rose said...

and maybe it'll take me into God's arms too.

irene said...

oh I love your writing so much. thanks for sharing this one.

teresa mcfayden said...

oh that is wonderful. i love yur writing.

Steph said...

beautiful image