PAD Challenge Day 27: "First in Flight" and "Forsaken Children"

PAD Challenge Day 27

Prompt 27: Write a take-off poem.

First in Flight

From anywhere,
I claim row 7
with the bird's-eye view,
switch on iTunes, and
massage pen to pad
before Delta lift off.

Forsaken Children

Born broken, innocent, and pure.
Some unnamed and unknown
without any extensions to kin.
No lukewarm hellos
before ice-cold, “I’m sorry. I have to go”.

Others, claimed and named
then forgotten like passed due bills
or have queried conceptions
by the ones that take off from child support
with no shows or chilling goodbyes,
outcries of worthless  I love yous
and misfortunate “See you laters!”.



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