08 July 2011

Perforation

Today was the last space shuttle launch.

The first was on April 12, 1981. I was one month old.

I remember watching the Challenger launch and disaster. I remember collecting the flight badges. I even saw a shuttle up close once on the back of a transport plane.

Nothing captures my youth and imagination like space.

I've been re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix.

I want to fly.


Perforation 7/8

I want to point to the sky
so I reach out my arm and extend my finger
This is a gun I say and it is
and then I go BAM! and a hole opens in the clouds
Airplanes fly through
landing at JFK and people make their connecting flights

My imagination runs circles around my reality