Sunday, June 9, 2019

fluid dynamics

Get into my slipstream, you said
And I did --

But only after riding out some
kind of heavy turbulence,
a major disruption
in the atmosphere

like a rocket ship taking off
or an asteroid coming too close,
feeling gravity,
burning up on re-entry
after circling above stratus in a high free orbit
for what felt like an eternity.

Following your penumbra,
pushing through the
boundaries between day and night
past, present
yours and mine

I learn, and learn again, my outside limit.

Sometimes, its all I can do
to hold still on earth

while you break the trail ahead.

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