Sunday 8 November 2020

 Down To Earth

All those magnificent men in their flying machines

of flapping wings


(they went too close to the sun and burned)

or canvas framed

(they barely left the ground with a hop skip and jump)

to begin with.

But soon they were followed by variations on balloons


         with hot air 

         or helium

         or hydrogen.

Then came the airplanes



                         jet propelled

                         sea planes


Then the earthly atmosphere became too tame for them,

ready for breeching in their search for more space

they launched their whooshing rockets.

But in the end they’ll all be back

down to earth.

Gravity will ground them.


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