In the Presence of Clouds

air view

Airplane travel
Isolation
Doorbells phones
emails silenced as we fly
separated from our lives below
we feel the thrum of engines
clouds slide by and become a
rosary into night

We travel the sky track
through the dark
towards home
there walls absorbed the cold
until it became a presence
that meets us at the door

We sleep to the soft hum of the heater
and tomorrow is warm
with the promise of dogs
and the coming ecstatic reunion

Janice Eskridge © 2016

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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One Response to In the Presence of Clouds

  1. “there walls absorbed the cold
    until it became a presence
    that meets us at the door”
    . . . . dude, that’s the bomb.

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