Jacob Atkinson

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The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart

I came forward to shake hands,
to wish her all the best.
Looking up at the plane,
I realised she was right:
It was like the belly of a beast;
bestial and hulking.
Not a ‘crazy bitch' after all.
Her grip, firm like a man's;
a second, then the shake was over.
Her lips, parted sweetly in thanks:
the words, whispered
And then whipped away by the wind.
A confident smile;
a gleam in the eyes.
I watched her ascend into the cockpit,
fiddle with the controls.
The plane took off
with a growl.
The wind whipped fiercely
as I watched...

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