Clearly

A woman I know
dreamer, well grounded,
ways of the world, the word
loves clouds
regularly posts pictures
Facebook stratus updates
from expansive plains of Texas

accompanying commentary
concise, imaginative
sweetly humorous, poignant
shapes, ideas, messages
sometimes all the same picture

love the images,
treasure the friendship

I prefer my clouds on their turf
twenty-thousand feet,
living metaphorically, mechanically
flying through, above, alongside
they offer little resistance
playfully tag along, wispfully

my friend and I are
more alike than I knew
while she looks to the heavens
I try to grasp them from within
folly, but worth the try

we are imaginative optimists
each seeing our clouds
in all their potential,
ever mindful of their fickleness

Dreamers, both of us are
though you can easily tell us apart
she is the one with
her feet firmly on the ground

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017
http://lrd.to/sxh9jntSbd

Denver Airport Haikus

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flying through cloudsclouds4G2
a kaleidoscope of white
I don’t have to squint

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thirty-thousand feet;kansas2
Samsonite table Kansas
sans the two-of-clubs

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creative cracklingclouds2
cloud neurons, plane synapses
CAT scan of my brain

Mark Lucker