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Ghost Stories

Cruising Altitude

Issha Marie Onoya

Cruising Altitude

I have slept with thousands of strangers
over the course of my life:
an act devoid of any meaningful human connection
save, perhaps, for the brush of legs against knees
en route to the lavatory.

Loneliness reaches absurd heights
when one becomes
hyper-aware
of these brief flashes of -

                                let’s face it -

                                n     o     t     h     i     n     g     n     e     s     s

masquerading as
legitimate intimacy

some thirty thousand feet in the air.

(IM, 01.18.2017)