Flying or Falling

how did I get here?
which way is upwards?

you can tell from the rush of air

if you feel it on your face and see the ground
you are a dead man falling
flightless and earth bound

if you see an azure spread
and feel the rush behind your head
you are a man falling to his death

if you feel it on your face
and do not see the ground
spread your arms, take a breath
pointless to cover your head

if you see fields or buildings or both
and feel it on your nape, not the throat
don’t squeal, you terrified creature
you aren’t falling, you are afloat

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