29 – New Haven Harbor, 1995

This is the moment of leaving,

this view out the passenger window,

a sideways glance, passing

rain forming stars on the glass

belie any reminder of wishes,

this is just the falling part –

the out of, away from, apart part,

watching with envy

how the tugs push

the things that cannot move,

how once unburdened

this becomes that,

how easily the plane departs,

lights, too, like stars,

moving toward the horizon.

Photo by George Desipris. Poem ©2018, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month #29. If you like this poem, you’ll LOVE Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind! BUY IT TODAY!

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