SOFT LANDINGS

Ready to take off
Hand on the burner
The blast of propane
Brings the balloon
To equilibrium…
Weighing off…just
A precaution to avoid
False lift and be sure
The balloon will climb
Once it leaves the ground
Control of height is
All he has…the direction
Mostly that of the wind
He knows what it should be…
Will he be surprised?
Not uncommon to find…
But with skill from years
Of practice…another
Beautiful flight…don’t forget…
Landings always equal take offs…
Make it safe…and soft

©  2016 Robert Mihaly

Posted also to:

PROMPT: WRITE A FLIGHT POEM (AIRCRAFT OR TO FLEE)

NOTE: “Soft landings” is a greeting balloonists use with one another.
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