He flew straight up,

the ground retreating away from him as quick as thought

within seconds buildings were tiny specks

a moment more he began to see the curve of the planet

the air grew thin

the stars sparkled clear, clearer then he could have imagined

no photograph or movie could ever capture it, not like this, and

it took his breath away, what little he had left

he stopped and floated, just a bit

it was very cold now

then he turned

and started back down to earth

Writer, artist. brettcurley@gmail.com.

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