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A Horizon Invisible


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A Horizon Invisible


Causes vertigo when

we try to fly by feelings

instead of the logic

evolved to guide us.


A gray day brings

down moods and even

conjures up false readings,

seeming more believable.


Illusions followed

to conclusion never

lead to reality or a

livable existence.


Our heads and hearts

can lie as easily as

the clouds and mist

that obscure the path.


A crash becomes

inevitable if we

continue to make

direction corrections.

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Nicely balanced between the tangible and intangible. I particularly liked, “Illusions followed/ to conclusion never/ lead to reality or a/ livable existence.” The aeronautical analogies bring to mind the disappearance of Flight 19 in 1945. More things in heaven and earth.... and all that. Enjoyed. Geoff

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Thanks to all who found something in this life's metaphor. I springs from my memories of those days of 12 hour missions and has been on my mind of late. I think it was 1967 when shortly after takeoff from Anderson AFB, Guam, a B-52 entered a squall line. With no horizon or the lights of the bomber 30 seconds ahead, the pilot is believed to have suffered vertigo and trusted the seat of his pants instead of the instruments that predicted his plunge into the deep sea. Debris washed ashore for weeks.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

here here to comrades franklin. enjoyed.



Larsen M. Callirhoe

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