How to Touch the Sky

To touch the sky
from anywhere

remain right there


either way

with widened eyes
or eyelids shut

hands wherever
they may lay

fingers clenched
relaxed or spread

no magic
or imagining


let science define atmosphere
from overhead
down to the ground

the air about us
all around!

How to Touch the Sky © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: January 10, 2020