An Updraft


On Saturday

I was flying

At dizzying heights.

This morning

News of a loved one’s decision

Knocked all the wind

Out of my sails.

And now…

After helping someone see

Things aren’t as bad

As she’d first thought,

I’m leveling off.


What a show

It would be

If I was really flying.

It would be comical, actually.

Up and down.

Back and forth.

Flying in a straight line.

Flying in circles.

I have to keep

Life’s disappointments

In perspective.

See them as opportunities

To remind myself

That an updraft is coming.

“…I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).


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