NORTH (a poem)

yesterday i headed up
the coast, my body
suspended in air.
it was the trick
of a Lycoming engine
that kept me up there.
and as i went north,
each mile gone by,
i wondered if you
were in the sky
but i don’t know:
not anymore.


Today’s poem is one written while falling asleep. What? Yes. You read this correctly. Today has been a very long day, composed of four hours of class, a three-hour flight, and a constant hungry stomach whining at me. So before I pass out for twelve hours, I wrote this little poem for Day 14.

Truth be told, I’m not in the mood to analyze right now, so I’m not going to. But I just want to say thank you guys as always for going on this journey with me, and I apologize if my material has been lackluster as of late. If anything, this series is teaching me that discipline is well-intentioned, but it does not always bring positive results.

Hopefully there will be something to analyze tomorrow!


Thank you guys. ❀

-Katie Kay.


34 thoughts on “NORTH (a poem)”

      1. I have been having trouble leaving comments on your site so I stopped. For whatever reason when I try to leave a comment I get some kind of download or a warning that the site is using a lot of memory. Don’t know the problem but it has been going on for about two weeks

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  1. Katie, don’t apologize for being human. 14 wonderful poems in 14 days is an incredible feat, and one that would exhaust anyone. As an experiment that may help lessen your exhaustion, Try completely eliminating any explanation of each poem. Let your audience read it and figure out how it may impact their lives, or not. Those 4,5,6 extra paragraphs only make you critically examine that which your audience may or may not care about.
    All the best.

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    1. Your advice is so needed, Dennis! Thank you for sharing this. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ My post for tomorrow is already written, but I will try your advice for the next few. I think this will help me a lot. Thank you again for your support!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  2. I can understand your feeling. It’s not easy for everyone to fly planes against so much gravity. It needs a strong concentration. You risk your life every day. You are doing great. As a woman what you achieved, many men can’t achieve. You should be proud of yourself. You are an inspiration for everyone.

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    1. 😭πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ’œ Your words are so kind, Manoj! But I believe everyone is achieving their own greatness in their own way. My hope is that we all recognize the amazing aspects of life, and that we are all blessed to be part of it. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  3. I had an English professor once who told me that poetry was condensed information. I revised this in my mind to mean that poetry is condensed emotion. You certainly have accomplished that.

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