Free Fall with no chute
How fast will I plummet?
That is always one of the lingering questions on these little joyrides
Another is how hard is this surface that I am racing to meet?
I’m broken before I jump
The landing is my first step towards
Life on the ground
Among you at last
Instead of in space
Trading the moonwalk for a step by step recovery.
In the harsh terrain of infinite discovery
Gravity firmly planting my feet
With forward momentum,
Excellent traction and a strong back
The whole of earth embraced
Ignoring this packed bag, knowing that I was and never will be among it contents.
I am enlightened
A wisp in this wind that lifts
No longer an astronaut sadly counting on man made vehicles to get high
I am the destination
Arrived and achieved in proper exploration
Reaching out to my fellow travelers
So far, so lost on long and arduous trips
Fighting to pull them from the wreckage of these unreliable ships.
© Chad Bittner Hurt
Featured Writer at “Creative Talents Unleashed Writers Group”
Photo Credit: © Donna J. Sanders
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