October 15, 2009

Today when I got off the plane from Baltimore into Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
CNN was plastered in front of my path with breaking news.
There was a 6-year-old boy zoomin’ 8,000 feet high through the sky
and into the clouds on a balloon his dad had been using,
and while crapsayers shook their heads
and tragedy addicts spoke their dead thoughts
and a few people laughed with wonderment
I felt my entire body light up and unfold a smile.

Oh my goodness.
Myyy gooodness dear God of all that is Awesome would ya look at that…

A surge of adventure and ocean and joy filled me up
as I imagined his thoughts and fears
and all his vast miraculous.
And I don’t care if he was really in a box in the attic.

UP,
Helium

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