The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
is the title of the book
tossed among the tattered romances
on the free table at the library.
The page you opened to read:
“In truth, the hot air balloon
was lovely but impossible to steer.”
which describes more than this unlikely book
finding your harried hands.
Take comfort in messages that
rise and travel and land, eventually.
Put down those tightly-clutched maps.
Instead of plotting course corrections
deep into every night,
notice how the stars glow as you glide by.
Call this life what you’ve suspected for some time:
Impossible to steer, but lovely.