Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Flight

15. prompt: "just when you thought it was safe"

When five planes turn back
with engine trouble you
wonder if they'll still be up
in five years when you'll be
free to travel. You've already
created an itinerary and,
watching Jonathon Dimbleby
return to familiar streets
in the African countries
you want to re-explore,
you wish there was a new
form of transport that
could encircle the planet
but didn't fall apart, didn't 
leave the ground, wasn't
held together with mere 
nuts and bolts and fear.

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