Space Travel (an acrostic poem)

Stars stare without blinking

Putting me ill at ease as I float here

And wonder if I will ever feel solid ground beneath my feet again

Can’t believe those brilliant blue skies are so long gone

Everything out there is so black

 

To be an interstellar adventurer

Really should be so much more exciting

And it was two years ago, but now?

Viewing the infinite from inside my craft

Everything just seems so small and too large at the same time

Leaving me to wonder why I booked this flight

 

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Lost and Found (an acrostic poem)

Leaving home was always a chore for Harry

Only the comfort of solitude gave him any comfort

Still the season forced him out of his hibernation from humanity

Thus he was stuck in this terminal waiting for his flight

 

As if fate wanted to see him squirm, now his plane was delayed

Nothing was moving because of the two feet of white stuff outside

Denver was now his home for the next day or so

 

Finding a landing zone, Harry watched his fellow nomads

Outside they acted cordial, putting on a mask of civility

Under that mask, Harry could see kindred spirits

Now a sincere smile spread on his face

Despair loved company.  Harry had discovered his tribe.

 

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Gin and Tonic (A very circular tale.)

Gerald traded away his luck for a gin and tonic, but that wasn’t the worst decision he made that night.  That award would go to him giving his love away to April, who immediately cashed it in for a romantic private flight for two to Miami Beach, sans Gerald.  At least Gerald would always have the memory of April kissing him after she booked the reservation.  That was a moment he would not forget till he died, which was shortly after kissing April and taking a drink of his gin and tonic, because he slipped off his barstool during the kiss and smashed in the back of his head.  April was so distraught that she ended up taking the extremely handsome EMT that responded to Gerald’s demise on the aforementioned Miami Beach trip, because that was what she thought Gerald would have wanted.  So the EMT slammed back the rest of the gin and tonic, not wanting it to go to waste, before taking April to the airport for their first adventure together.  All this because Gerald traded away his luck for a gin and tonic.