A Morning Flight

Leaping off the mountain

into the ramshackle atmosphere

joining my colleague

without fear

Floating along

enjoying the view

what happened next

was something new

Seeing some birds

joining the pack

bragging that I was one of them

tapping one on the back

The bird was startled

losing some altitude

took some minutes to recover

then came back with an attitude

Attacking me

calling all his friends

I quickly began

to try to make amends

Poetic justice in the moment

as the wind died down

I began to drop

having a nervous breakdown

Falling faster

the wind picked up again

suddenly rising to safety

relief and a grin

Sliding onto the ground

watching the birds disappear

never again bragging

hindsight is clear

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce






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