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The Window Seat at Night

February 1, 2016
By JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Cities are germs under a


glass that has been stepped

on, cracks spintering outward;


separating and

exposing earth's fiery,

red core

oozing up toward

broken crust; Citizens don't

look like

ants as much as they

do fireflies; huge swarms, so


they don't seem to move

at all, just like circruitry

on a

computer - clearly

active, yet eerily still.


More than

anything, the ground

blends into the horizon

and looks

like the night. Pulsing,

twinkling stars all across

black land

-scape. We're so concerned

about discovering our


so mysterious

cosmos, we don't see greatness

in the

universes we've

built ourselves. The illusion

is so

believable that

I would open the bean-shaped


window and dive out,


I was flying rather than falling.

The author's comments:

I went on a plane for the first time three weeks ago. It was at night, and well, the world looks very interesting from that perspective.

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