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Falling

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A 29-year-old stewardess fell ... to her death tonight when she was swept through an emergency door that suddenly sprang open ... The body ... was found ... three hours after the accident.

—New York Times

The states when they black out and lie there rolling when they turn
To something transcontinental move by drawing moonlight out of the great
One-sided stone hung off the starboard wingtip some sleeper next to
An engine is groaning for coffee and there is faintly coming in
Somewhere the vast beast-whistle of space. In the galley with its racks
Of trays she rummages for a blanket and moves in her slim tailored

Uniform to pin it over the cry at the top of the door. As though she blew
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mal palmer 03 September 2020

How beautiful! I want to fall like this.

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Robert Kirschten 24 April 2018

A great poem by a great poet.

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