Atmospheric Reentry

took him years of tossing
sheets in sharp
turns

over hell’s heap of
flaming leaf

for a cleaner night’s
sleep
reliefs

now love won’t only lend
a tender cheek,

he lays its cotton spread out
like some pink flag
picnic blanket,

offering it up as soft
strip for landing

for each missing spaceman
floating off in empty
coke can
.

seeking palm shade in
open hand.

image: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/launch-land-repeat-reusable-rockets-explained

image: https://cokeart.wordpress.com/tag/coca-cola-space-can/

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