up in the air

Commonplace events

can be unnerving

if not practiced

on a regular basis

I have found flying

to be one of those things

 

Over thirty thousand feet up

A gut-wrenching realization

squeezes the wind out of me

dazed and dizzy

Surrounding mumbling passengers

comfortably unaffected

 

Every takeoff

of every gapped trip

postponed vacations

feels like flying

for first time

Atypical anxiety

 

Leveling out

Seatbelt sign off

Rushing exhale

A knotted stomach

unravels itself

in the smoothest fashion

 

Turbulence can be detrimental in relationships

Midair

a clear understanding of one’s being

Minuscule

Dipping and diving

Cruising over oceans

 

What a surreal feeling

never growing familiar

with being airborne

Feeling luxurious in economy seating

To travel always for pleasure

never for business

 

The majority of the world

never leaves countries

cities or homes

Isolated from blooming

transitioning into anything

but what has always been

 

Refreshed return

Unable to appropriately

depict the indescribable

Coastal seasoning

raining watercolors

on daily routines

 

Unapologetically

Addicted to the voyage

Sweetly sparked

Flickering in pupils

Embraced by metallic blue

Stealing second glances

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