Daniel Gleason (bio)

The yellow rectangle of National Geographic
tried to contain this wonder

calling it an atmospheric phenomenon—
a sky-punch—caused by a plane piercing

the super-cooled droplets held inside
a cirrocumulus cloud, setting off

the Bergeron process, leaving a large
circular hole, a fallstreak hole, like a

blue polka dot on a white sun dress.
But if that is all it is, then why am I

still staring up at this knothole in the sky
expecting to catch a glimpse of God on the other side?

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