Paper Plane

January 12, 2022

I look up at skyscrapers when I ride through cities,
And I look off bridges,
And, going through tunnels,
Roll down the windows.

And down from the ceiling shower paper planes
With little sloppy notes about
How the holy Lamb was slain.

Atlanta is different than I remember,
And he says it’s about the company,
To which I felt in my heart
That love here happens suddenly.

Because he likes that I look up at skyscrapers
And stare off bridges,
And, going through tunnels,
Scream out the windows.

My mind says, “Slow down, Heart.
You’re going to go insane.”
But his words promise devotion,
Like he’s my very own paper plane.


M.M. Cochran is a YA writer and author of Between the Ocean and the Stars (summer 2022). With an educational background in English and creative writing, she has worked in the journalism industry, as well as the agenting and publishing industry, and she is currently a freelance book editor for her service, Elegant Editing. Now pursuing a career in publishing and becoming a full-time novelist, she spends most of her time editing and writing in her novels. Meanwhile, you can find M.M. collecting coffee mugs or slipping into an oversized sweater, wishing for a white winter.


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