yo ho, yo ho, a pilot’s life for me

all my life laying
on my back
staring into infinity
not seeing no up no down

my child’s mind was captured
by the finite drama
of contrails and sonic booms

decades later standing up
looking horizon-tally
suddenly i see the joke
of earth meets sky

hilarious right

what i always wanted
has always been right here
in plain pun

and silly me
has spent my life
searching for fire
with water