5 Miles High! And 60 Below


Ice lines sharp bisecting sky
To skirt the rose of Mars
Ebullient moon sepulchral glow
How hide the twinkled star

Deep lacerate the cosmos
Distort external drift
Noctilucent lanes, slow waft and wane
See how the frozen shift


Note from the author.:-

I wrote this before I quit smoking.
I would go outside our apartment for a smoke, this was on a very cold frosty winter`s night, with a full moon, and Mars both high in the sky.
Where I live is on the flight path from the UK to the USA, and planes taking off from Manchester, 35 miles away, go directly overhead as they climb.>BR> On this night I watched two aircraft Pass both the moon, one either side, their con trails slicing the sky into segments.