A Hundred Gourds 2:1 December 2012
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Bob Lucky - Ethiopia

In Lieu of a Prayer I Drink a Toast to Chance

I know how chance works, that every time I step into a plane the odds of going down in flames are always the same no matter how often I fly. 36,000 feet in the air, I look out the window and see Jeddah lit up like…. I want to say a Christmas tree.

safe from jumping cows
the full moon floats in darkness –
inside the plane
the rattle of the drinks cart
brings me back to earth


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