sitting by the wing

sitting by the wing
of a plane is often an
exercise in self-
counting every
nut and bolt,
willing every
piece of metal
to stay together,
holding breaths
twelve heartbeats
at a time

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: preservation


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