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Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Floating above,

A thousand feet high in the air,

I look down at the little Albuquerque 

Skyline below. Spheres of color ascend 

Into the sky, tugging with them tiny wicker baskets full 

Of tiny people. Blue skies give way to a sea of oranges, 

Reds, pinks, greens, yellows, whites, and purples. 

The city is now off in  the distance, a cluster 

Of alabaster white buildings in a sprawling 

swathe of rusted desert plains.

Lots 

Of

Hot

Air 

Balloons

Lift off into the sky,

Leaving the world

For just a moment. 



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Isabella Fountain is a junior at Austin Prep. This is her second year writing for the Legend and Austin Authors, and her third year as an Austin Prep student. She enjoys making creative writing pieces as well as articles about Student Life and events on campus, but she’ll write about pretty much anything. Her favorite book is Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, a post-apocalyptic novel following a group of teenagers facing an extreme water shortage in Southern California.

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