Oregon 1945

Imagine in this earth’s atmosphere,
a bag filled with air travels slowly in
the wind. On a jet stream, unearthly, air
can travel at hundreds of miles per hour.
Air can carry air very well.
Air can carry a bag filled with air,
a paper bag filled with not only air
that doesn’t tear, a paper bomb filled with tears
and mass panic. Just as well
as a skin bag filled with air and manic
sound and fury. If the bag slips below
the jet stream, into the earth’s sphere,
a pin releases and
a smaller bag of sand is tossed off.

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