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Hang Glider

Launched, strapped to the kite
above me more blue even than the sky,
I am carried from the cliff by air out
over a puddled pasture where few trees
hold up branches sharp as stakes.
An updraft:
I never thought to soar, even secretly,
having neither waxed and feathered wings
nor ambitions.
I am content to be carried by currents
over the earth that rises distantly rushing to meet me.

2004 Miriam N. Kotzin
"Hang Glider" was published in was published in Open Wide, issue 11, July, 2004.

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