into the beyond


she was surprised at the number of people

who come to watch the aircraft pass by

there were even

two ice cream trucks

one (at least) with a small Turkish flag

poking out of a corner.

some stayed for just a minute

one take-off was enough for them

but others stayed longer

i shot most of a roll of film

standing up near the road

holding the shutter release cable

trying to guess the right moment

as the plane passed over the street light

on its way into the beyond.