T.D. Euwaite

Rookie (1956 / Vance A.F.B. Oklahoma)

Untitled I - Poem by T.D. Euwaite

Untitled I
by TD Euwaite

We leapt out from the rocky parapet
Our safe perch of cold granite,
Into a dark night sky.
Freefall, in the shadowless void
Unsure of the depth, these wingless souls
Unafraid of the unknowable floor
Paper or stone?
A breakthrough or an impact?
We love the falling,
And we soar through the abyss
Gliding by
Those clinched together in fear.
They dare to pray for stopping
…in solemn reflection
At the mirrorless glass…
And we dive…

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

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