Wrote this a few years ago while flying from Detroit to San Francisco. 

Nature’s Grace

The grandeur of the world unrolls beneath me
Snow caps and barren valleys
I feel aloof
To the humanity of the cabin
Fellow travelers bound in solitude
Physical intimacy of a jumbo jet
That demands the introspection
Of being alone
Clouds beneath me
Sun above
This micro world is thankfully fleeting
The awe my eyes absorb
Is much too fairy like
To support itself
Frozen lakes that would defeat a day's trek 
Are held below as postage stamps cluttering a desk
Jagged peaks reach up to me as serrated
Sharks teeth distant and harmless
But not to those who would wander them
Updrafts shake my technological aerie
In gentle reminder that I am here through
Nature's grace alone

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Written on 2021-04-08 at 14:59

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
A fitting tribute to nature's beauty and grace. I like it immensely, Joe!

Joseph, kind sir! Skill and a certain grace are evident here. Grateful for this poem. The postage stamps, the shark's teeth.