Flight

Inspiration: 1934TWA began commercial service

 

Finding their rows, shoving their belongings in the overhead bin MDBC2016

or under the seats and buckling in.

The unusual white noise of the cabin, so different than anywhere else in the world-

The energy of a group of strangers meeting in one destination to go to another destination

and disperse, yet caught in a state of suspension at the pilot’s hands.

 

Anticipating adventure while watching movies

soaring through the clouds

back when they weren’t surrounded by movies,

now beamed to personal devices as easily as a thought.

Children excited by the flight attendant giving a winged pin to attach to

their shirts and waiting for the moment

they’re served that delicious chocolate cake.

 

The pilot addresses the audience throughout with good wishes, news of turbulence,

and finally wrapping up. Hoping they enjoyed their flight, and wishing them well

on the next leg of their journey. The bird focuses on descent, it’s nose pointed at

the earth they’ve been a parallel to for the past three hours.

With determination it’s trajectory is downward,

down, down, down, with the whirling of its intent carrying us forward

like a sprinter making her way to the finish line until they touch down

with gentle bounces that level off, until they glide like ice skaters across the rink.

 

The pilot speaks again, announcing success.

The passengers unbuckle while exhaling relief and excitement

The gather their belongings and stand in their row, hunched over

like a question marks, waiting for a chance to dart into the intersection,

the traffic flowing off the plane, like stones tossed over the edge

of the waterfall into unknown paths.

 

#MDBC2016
May Day Blogging Challenge 2016
What is it?
A way to make sure my friend and I continue blogging in May because we need to be held accountable.

How does it work?

Using http://www.onthisday.com/ find an event from history for each day of the month and use that for an inspiration for our daily post. It can be anything from History, Music, Film & TV, Sports. And of course creative license is allowed- to tie back to the historical event in any way we find relevant.

What is the format?

It can be any length but should be fairly short. It can be a poem, story, an essay, a rant, and editorial, etc. Posts should be hashtagged #MDBC2016 on social media.

What happens if we don’t post?

Absolutely nothing, except we will be disappointed with ourselves and each of us is required to make the other feel bad if this occurs.

 

 

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