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In a Dream

A leap and a landing

Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

I was strapped inside a helicopter,
my thoughts chattering so loudly
they drowned out the clattering blades,
hovering, but never touching the world below,
creating a feeling of both detachment and longing,
deciding finally to jump, my parachute
a translucent silver dome,
drifting among the vaporous clouds,
waving to the birds, tasting the wind,
landing at last in a clumsy heap,
fumbling with the…




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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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