R & R.

Author:Sofield, David
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TWO POEMS - Poem

 
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R & R Laputa? Lost for centuries, of course-- by now, so far off course one might have thought to find her lurking vainly miles above an empty Caribbean. Well, the plot (author unknown, unknowable) requires a week of R & R, so why not there, some thirty thousand feet beneath our plane droning earnestly south? Only despair would take, mistake her yet for what she is, one in a chain of floating islands formed by cloud-cast shadows gray and flaying in the massive, humid glare. It's March, no storm in sight. Neat trick, to land on land moving at speed through space, but land we did, and now we've earned our rum, our gin. The poolside bar swells with doctor-talk exclaiming how, tomorrow when the meeting's done, the press release will spell the end of certain types of carcinomas. Let it be. Hopped-up, half-blotto, a young Hippocrates swipes his credit...

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