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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Erin Murphy

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Taxonomy of Turbulence

Passengers and bags jounce like balls
in a lottery machine. You win if you
walk away cussing but not concussed.
The pilot did not warn us about rough air
or layoffs or divorce or white islands
on an X-ray. He says Welcome to Boston
when we thought we'd landed in LA.