coming down

why so many are afraid to fly escapes me
it’s almost a given that if you crash
it’s all over
steel your mind to that and flying’s easy

that sudden upward nosing
the loft of tons of steel holding our fragility
is freeing
being wrapped in clouds is a glorious gift
and gazing down through those slit windows
the view of life in miniature
gives perspective on how small
our constructs really are

in descent we reclaim the reality
to which we are bound
i gaze at rivers, roads and fields
as if my eyes were newly born
the view descending swallows me
it is a painting come to life
one i’m reluctant to step into

oh yes
flying’s easy
it’s the coming down
that’s hard

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

coming down

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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