Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The child in 29A

The eyes of the child in 29A grew wide as
turbulence buffeted the plane on its approach to ATL-
wind gusts pushed it from side to side and up and down.

The face of the child in 29A turned pale as
the plane finally hit the ground with
a thud,
a thunk,
a thump.

The gasp of the child in 29A could be easily heard as
the plane fishtailed down the runway
before slowing to taxiing speed.

The mouth of the child in 29A smiled, slightly smiled, as
the woman in 29C said,
"I told you we would be OK."

The ears of the child in 29A did not hear as
the woman in 29C turned and said 'cross the aisle:
"That really was pretty rough."
"We're walking away," said 29D.
"Any landing you walk away from is a good landing."
"Amen," added 29E.

The hands of the child in 29A, as
the plane neared the gate,
began to torment his brother.

19 July 2011
DL 1716, DL 485

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