Saturday, February 21, 2009

Trust for Sunday Scribblings

The sun was busy
making sharp shadows
on the early evening

when Gary suggested
we fly to Martha’s Vineyard
for a couple nights
of R&R.

I packed quickly
and we were airborne
in an hour, he piloting,
me awed

by the Monoply houses,
Hot Wheels vehicles,
and ant people

Suddenly, with about
a half hour to go,
the land disappeared
into gauze

and we were alone,
hanging like a falling leaf
in the middle
of the foggy sky.

I suggested we turn around
but Gary said not to worry;
he knew what to do.
I freaked, anyway.

To calm me down,
he gave me the job
of looking out
for the lights

of the airport.
There was just the sound
of the engine,
and the thick gray

swirling around us.
I imagined us crashing
into the ocean or
the land.

Gray, gray, gray
then…ghostly glows.
Lights! We were right
on course.

We landed. They closed
the airport. Since then
I’ve flown miles
of skies

with him, through storms
through blue, through night.
Trust looks like a leaf
landing gently

and safely
onto the soft
of the earth.


Ofira Sephiroth said...

Beautiful poem...could be a flash fiction as well. Love the last two stanzas.

anthonynorth said...

It certainly takes trust the first time. Perfectly described.

Lucy said...

so lovely! trust is certainly creating so many poignant blog posts to read.
thanks Linda.

Anonymous said...

agree with Ofira.. this was a tale worth mention.. prefectly done.. :)

totomai said...

thanks goodness it was a safe landing! i really admire the line breaks :-)

Granny Smith said...

Linda, this is truly beautiful, especially those last lines.

keithsramblings said...

This is
just amazing. I love the change of mood in the last few words. One can sense the relief.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful poem & the emotions expressed so well. I could feel the fear and actually sighed in relief when you had safely landed.

By the way, mine is also about a plane ride. It's about my First Flight

Donna Marino said...

Nicely penned. I especially love the last two stanzas aw well.

Lilibeth said...

Trust looks like a leaf
landing gently

and safely
onto the soft
of the earth.

That it does...but so beautifully said.

susan said...

Your closing similie is both beautiful and powerful. How do you write poems like these in such a short amount of time?

Fledgling Poet said...

I would've been freaking out, too! I'm so glad it ended well. Those last lines were especially beautiful.

quin browne said...

we all want someone we can trust with our lives... you've found that.

Kathiesbirds said...

I love the imagery and progression of this poem. Don't blame you for your fear though. I love the ending!

Tumblewords: said...

Love the poetic use of trust and the vibrant phrasing.

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