You have to crawl
before you can fly.

And so the longer journeys start out
with instruments and payload
on the long ride
to the launch pad.

The rattle is almost imperceptible,
the ship nursed along
at 1 mph.

No foreshadowing
of the shaking and the sonic booms,
the creaks and moans
of leaving home,

just the lullaby
of slowly turning wheels
recalling great past flights
to the Moon

with enough space in the story
to insert yourself.

Baby steps.

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: