#213. arrival (st. louis

March 26, 2010

arrival
perched on lift
hesitating
ruler of the air
the earth
laid bare
an endless market
of choices
why down
hesitating
to decide
to land
a mundane
finish
an exhilarating
beginning
the Finginning.

ready to jet
calm
in the eye
of memory
awake
in the storm
of my old dreams
high
in the wild winds
heading west
to you all

#137. the flying walrus

January 9, 2010

my father used to fly us
through the western pennsylvanian
ohio and west virginian skies.

my brothers and i were always thrilled
to be invited along on that ride
although the joy was different for each.

i do not know what kicks my brothers
gathered on those weekend afternoons
we didnt talk much then or even now.

but i really enjoyed the feel of taking the stick
with my dad giving it over but more i loved
knowing that even so he was still captain.

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