Today’s Flight Plan

in the middle of her
“seat back forward
and seat belts fastened” speech,
our flight attendant went “HiC”

“i’ll have what she’s having…”
said the guy sitting in the seat
next to me

i said
“i guess it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”

by Jerry Johnson

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We Still Live in a Land of Monstrous Giants

 

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we still live in a land
of monstrous giants
we still live in a land
of grand dragons
we still live in a land
of poisonous vipers
we still live in a land
of terrible monstrosities

we still quake
at the thought of them
we still shake
in their presence
we still flee
at the sight of them
and when they roar
we still scream

no one stands still
turns to face
the giants
no one confronts
the dragons
no one tangles with
the vipers
anymore

everyone
wants to run
everyone
wants to hide
everyone
wants comfort
everyone
wants complacency

who is still willing to overthrow
the giants?
who is still willing to slay
the dragons?
who is still willing to crush
the vipers?
who is still willing to rid the land
of its terrible monstrosities?

Jerry T Johnson (2015) – this poem appears in “Good Morning New Year” available on Amazon