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  • Writer's pictureLeann Shamash

From a Thousand Feet


A few weeks ago as I flew home from Florida, we flew over Cape Cod as we approached the Metro Boston area. I was smitten immediately by the beautiful form and grace of The Cape as she sat so vulnerable in the blue Atlantic Ocean. I've been thinking about her since and am sharing this short poem with you here noting her quiet beauty.

Yes, this is a change from Parsha poetry, but still, I hope that it will remind you of summers at the ocean, when we see the beach from a different vantage point. Life is quieter when seen from the air.


Shabbat Shalom,

Leann


 

From a Thousand Feet


Seen

from

a thousand feet,

she stretches herself

languidly

over the

gently swaying

blue

expanse,

lazily

sunning herself....


She is all

curves

and wisps.


Her borders

softened

by

smudged

grays and browns,

as they

meet

the rhythmic

rush

of

rippling blues.


The breeze wafts

over her,

ever eastward;

caressing her

from her head

to her thin

fingers;

curving,

curling,

reaching.


Reaching.

A thousand

feet

below,

she appears

so vulnerable.


Fragile.


A delicate

comma.

A mere

pause

between the clouds.


The tip of Cape Cod as seen from the window of the plane.

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