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The Airport

by Deanna Meiresonne (writer), Chicago, IL, January 10, 2010

From Chicago O'Hare to LAX, and leaving home, just one of many times so that the hallways, the people, seem familiar and to move in the same slow, steady pace.

I opened my eyes
before the dawn
had chance to.
She said six would have been fine
but I
wanted some time
alone.
I forgot
to say goodbye
to the dog.
Mist hung
precariously
over fields of corn,
just careful
not to touch
the tips of houses. And a pink
glow
softened the car ride
I did a crossword
it’s been awhile
and sudoku
was too hard.

I’ve been down these hallways many times.
I know waiting
areas well.
We are a well-oiled city
functioning
on a timer
I see only
the skinny people.
I thought I’d sleep
but four hours
tick by,
My mother should be used to this
by now.

I wonder about my email,
he must have forgotten to
write, it was fine.
I wished Kim had stayed longer
last night
and tried to count
my dollars, if I didn’t
show for work. I wanted
to waste away, hoping
for a plane crash.
that good old panic
set in.

I can’t pretend
to know how it will land,
we haven’t got there yet.
My emptiness causes hunger,
saition doesn’t come
easy
to those who fly.
I bet the sun will beat
harsh
when doors finally open,
and I step
out, back
my plans unfettered, unwakened,
uncertain. I’m not flying
next time,
and I hope to not make
the trip
alone.



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By JJFCPA on January 10, 2010 at 09:33 am

I like your style. You make your point in your unique way.

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By Deanna Meiresonne on January 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm

thank you very much JJFCPA! that's very encouraging! :)

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By ranfuchs on February 03, 2010 at 02:09 am

it's interesting how you mix vivid beautiful snapshots that create vivid images in my mind narration, which I find to takes away from the image. Why, for instance, don't you replace phrases like: like "I wonder about my email" with some picture that shows us just that?

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By Deanna Meiresonne on April 21, 2010 at 08:50 pm

Ranfuchs - I got this comment a while ago and never thought to reply, dear me! I think what you said is very constructive, and great to point out. I felt that stanza was misplaced and couldn't put my finger on it!

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