Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taming the wind


Novice pilots feel the wind
capriously tugging them along.
The sudden surprise
of an updraft or gust
cause moments of uncertainty
like two unfamiliar pups sniffing
Each other out.

 Seasoned pilots learn
the subtleties of the wind.
Flying has become a game
of matching wits
like two old crusty men sparring
In front of a chessboard.