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“X” in the Sky

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A warm glow encompassed our house this morning, as the sun rose. I watched the beautiful show in the sky through a bedroom window.  I had just showered and washed my hair. The outside temperature was 16° Fahrenheit, and I didn’t want to stand outside with my wet head (especially having just got over a bad head cold).  I couldn’t resist, though, pushing down the top half of the window pane to take a picture of an “X” in the sky that revealed itself to me.

 

contrails

contrail cloud:
evidence of a journey
swept away on winds
as lives
speed invisible
through Earth’s
ocean sky.

Poem © 2008 R. Burnett Baker

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