The Sky

3. Lakeshore Dr. house2
“Idlewild Lake House” Kristin Cleage 1990s

Floating in the lake, the

water dulling the sound

of the children,

I look at the sky,

disappearing into the

clouds. Nights in

winter, wrapped in blankets, I

sat on the deck and

watched the stars,

planes following their

paths through the sky.

I thought of dying there when the

time came, disappearing into

that wide sky.