Prompt #15: I Just Can’t Fly

Flying, the mode of travel glamorized by songs of yesteryear
Today, is dreaded by many.
As exciting as it is to climb through the skies,
Far above the clouds,
To leave behind one’s reality,
The concept of leaving the ground
Can feel like a flying torpedo.
And if leaving the ground does not bother you,
Then maybe the historical terrorism events will make you question those around you,
Even when you promise yourself not to be judgmental.
But then of course, just when we are used to increased security,
Along comes COVID,
The invisible demon to make us wonder about the air we breathe.
In recent decades flying has gone from glamor and privilege,
To a dreaded solution to long distance travel.

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