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Flying With Venus

by Larry Chamberlin

Pre-dawn heading to the airport
the hidden sun casts a yellow haze
presaging it's arrival;
above the horizon
floating in indigo brilliance
is the morning star shining a beacon
along the path that leads to you;
tells me your plane will be meeting me;
your arms will enfold me for the day.

These Grand Escapes we make
are not just important for our marriage,
they secure my basic mental health,
giving me strength to carry on
other distasteful parts of my life.

All labor becomes worthy
with you as the reward.