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Picture of the Day
January 27, 2021

It was a day of messages.
I mailed a couple of letters,
glad for the excuse to get out
into the unexpected sunshine,
and it actually felt warm. The
sky roared with high-flying jets,
so fast they doubled back on their
'trails before they could dissipate,
strikethroughs on a smudged page.
Had to wonder what it meant.

From aggressive aerial posturing
to the humility of a mea culpa
written on one's knees, an
air of regret and apology
carefully lettered at my feet.

Up against a wall
at the end of an alley,
somebody screamed...