Flight

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I saw a shooting star fly by.  
   Then another
     and another.
       For a moment
         I flew with them
as another diamond
in the sky.

Then I fell an eternity
    down
       down
         returned to
           the seat of   
             my car,
its headlights piercing the black night
ahead.

Written December 11, 1984 (age 17)

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