The Pilot

This time I thought I would keep
The stability chutes enabled
In case I fell into a flat spin again

We took off when everything was clear
And it was so smooth I let my failsafe go
I couldn’t imagine seeing so much horizon
Without ever reaching it

But your hesitance was too disorienting
And my rudder failed
And I’m spinning again


Copyright 2010 Andrew Whiting

[Thanks, Krystal, for the suggestion of “hesitance.” I like it.]


About andrewwhiting

A sentimental and sarcastic poet, lover of language, traveling and nature (not a fan of the Oxford comma).
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1 Response to The Pilot

  1. krystal says:

    i like this. though i think the word choice for reticence could be edited.

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