“One Day Floating” / Memorable Fancies #1444

One day floating in fetid air touching earth of creeping grass and man, one day I sank in damp brown earth warm to eyes now blind, ears heavy quiet.

I lowered down past tombs and worms and burrowing life. Down on down, the earth grew warmer to my unseeing eyes. At last I left the last of life behind above. Deeper into rock and heat, past molten flow from last unmelted mantle roof.

Suddenly

Falling

Through

to air I saw – another earth below as though I’d never left – same creeping grass and man. But one difference: I am already here. I am already here, and no one can explain this mockery of me come floating down through brilliant air today.

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