Missed Flight

Cameron Brooks
Wednesday, March 1st 2023
Mar/Apr 2023

Waiting at Gate 3 with my boarding pass
and Birkenstocks, I noticed on the wall
a matte moonrise over a zag of Badlands

sandstone: the violet November vault,
the cedars in the crags, every probability
of a Peregrine perched somewhere

in the shadows. And now I see it, rising
on the nascent night, navy-winged,
dividing the cool air in brushstrokes

no painter dare approximate. As it veers
off the canvas, I promise never to leave
again, if only you’ll wait for me—

Wednesday, March 1st 2023

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

J. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church