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From 18F, Window Seat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By corallee, Newport Coast, CA

the plane fusses like a baby
bouncing roughly over the clouds
until she gets her way.
climbing higher,
she finds rest
and glides.
snoring,
she is lost in her dreams,
twitching occasionally
to remind us she is alive.

there is a blinding bird's-eye view
with tender clouds that promise to hold me
a wailing child that just wants your car keys

give him your damn car keys
already filled out crossword puzzles

mysterious

ominous

humming

the man with the shiny head that stares

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