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14 May 2007 | Vol. 7, No. 1
After a Wedding.
for Josh and Amber
Dusk and a group of balloons deflating
onto a packed runway. It's defeating.
Plane after plane noses by them in time
before leaving. From the sky, my flight's arc
limits the city's pulse into a line
of lights nudging passengers through the dark.
The landscape one's perception will invent
is incredible. A couple's dissent
may travel upward silently. This height
hones their home down to a spark: one sharp speck
under the night's violet dome. Its gumption
spots my perspective—a case of how stuck
a sight can be. With memory less slight,
the balloons allow each plane's ascension.
About the author:
Kevin Stoy will soon receive his MFA in poetry from George Mason University. His poems have most recently appeared in Eucalyptus, Triplopia, and Stirring. He will be teaching again this spring at the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program.