Above the Clouds

A-track runways in the sky
white vapour trails
left by the big birds
that mimic their landing pads
at ground level.

In the opposite direction
the opaque wispy fog
of the jetstream fairy speeds by,
trailing spidery fingers.

The celestial landscape
reflects the hills and valleys
seen on earth—
except translucent blue
elevated and ethereal.

On a background cloud
the shadow of the plane
flies in a rainbow halo
that encircles it
like a directional sign.
This way to your destination.