20,000 feet. 

on days when i’m 20,000 feet in the air
and two worlds touch, where cloud meets sky,

blue meets white,

human takes flight, 

i see a little piece of heaven.

a slice of a universe so colossal 

and between my feet and the ground

is the air we breathe. 

i am reminded we are finite, 

our power limited,

a lovely speck of stardust shaped into physical form 

with a mind that things we are invincible. 

i toast to my mortality 

and the mortality of those below me 

and those who’ve passed before me. 

it is a wonderful thing to know so definitely 

that something greater lingers beyond this life. 


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