View From The Top


Words are insufficient
to describe the view.
Sunrise from atop a volcano
must be experienced.
Pre-dawn at 10,000 feet
is peacefully black
with millions of tiny stars gleaming,
highlighted by dozens of meteors
that streak across the darkness.
Then the first hint of light
reveals you are high above the clouds;
the excitement is like dancing on heaven
as color meanders into the sky.
When the sun finally shows its face,
it takes your breath away,
and a choir of angels
sings in your soul.
That song lives inside you
forever.


~Elise Skidmore ©2019

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