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Kirby Wright – At 33,000 Feet

Kirby Wright
At 33,000 Feet

A gray wing vibrates the sky
Between California and Hawaii.

Below, the ocean corrugates.
The shadows of clouds

Float the purple surface.
There are ghosts in the water

Whispering about us
As if they know who we are.

An island looms like a continent,
Its volcanic cone

Rising above the clouds.
I am almost home.

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