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.