Flying By Night

Earth’s book turns the pages
Turn with them,
Night, and time, and cities sprawling out below,
Glittering like gems.
One moment, wheeling, banking,
A wild flutter of pages turning, turning,
Towards, away, still, moving,
Soaring through everyone’s past choices,
The hasty scribbled demarkation,
People moving through the lines
Each one making, shaping,
Rewriting the world.

27th June 2023