Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Falling 55

Scan the earth below 
looking for a proper place to land.
Concrete and open, 
treed and enclosed 
or jagged and rocky.
So many options from this heavenly perch.
How does one make 
what many would think 
is a simple decision?
Feel the weightlessness.
Watch the earth near.
Let the wind decide.

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Brian Miller said... a fly hitting a way to get your head through your...yeah...

my 55

Brian Miller said...

it is my fav tom petty song though

hedgewitch said...

Indecision will get ya every time. Over and above the message, this is a neat, descriptive and well-crafted piece. "Scanning for the proper place to land..." Nice 55, MM.

G-Man said...


Boy, darkness prevails this week around Bloggerdom.
We all need a Yin to the Yang I suppose.
Excellent 55 KP.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mama Zen said...

That ending made me snort. Good one, Monkey Man!

Me said...

Sheesh. Can you imagine? Wait, I guess you can... ;)

C.M. Jackson said...

really? splat? nah at the last minute he landed on his skate board as it rounded the corner while catching a boomerang;-)great 55 mm!!!-c

Elaine said...

The ending really surprised me. Wow. But altogether a great 55

Janna said...

The last word says it all!

If I tried to fly, I would definitely splat.
And during vegetarian week, God only knows what would splatter out.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

W.C.Camp said...

Nice Imagery - I'll remember that sound now forever - SPLAT!! W.C.C.

moondustwriter said...

Splat indeed - some days are just like that ( or weeks)

Happy longgg weekend MM

Christine said...

That's gonna hurt! Free medicare anyone?

Belinda Munoz said...

Gasp-worthy ending. Excellent 55.

MorningAJ said...

After that you end with splat? Totally cruel. Excellent - but cruel!

I'm up here.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Love the image. Stunning words, Minky.

the walking man said...

I wonder what he thought when he remembered he forgot to tie the bungee cord on?

Deb said...

I've always loved the way you pair up photos to your work. It amazes me - that's impressive! Loved this one!

izzy said...

Yikes- good write though. No way I would sky dive! thanks-

Pheromone Girl said...

Blogger is eating up my comments again, darling. It was witty and glorious, too... oh, well.

I like your use of wind, it made me think of all your flying dreams. Don't hit the ground in those, ok? That can't end well.

Helen said...

Great pairing ... image and your words!

PattiKen said...

Splat indeed. Just a graphic, juicy word, that.

Alice Audrey said...

Seriously, everyone forgets the splat.

Lulda Casadaga said...

what about the heart beating... so fast jumping out of your chest and then splat! Enjoy a splat free weekend. :)

Mona said...

Yikes! Suicide as an experiment!

TALON said...

I had a feeling this wasn't going to end well, Monkey Man! ;)

Loved it!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Harry Nicholson said...

Graphic! Glad I've had my dinner.

Thanks for visiting '1513fusion'.


anthonynorth said...

Always best to avoid the splat. Nice one.

Anonymous said...

And after the splat came.... YOuch!

Very clever and witty, thanks for making me smile :) and, thanks for your comment on mine.

libraryscene said...

Splat...ouch, hope it wasn't a base jumper in a squirrel 55 ~

Cloudia said...

lots of wisdom here!

Aloha from Honolulu

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Jingle said...

I bet a magical hand will grab his legs and lift him up flying to heaven....

profound 55.
enjoyed the plot.

Steve E said...

Similar to a recurring nightmare of mine--except I probably don't get to the 'splat' or the dream could not recur????

Well done, Monkey Man.

Unknown Mami said...

I hope my life ends with a bang, not a splat.

Leo said...

OOFF! That would have left a mark! Nice one!

Nimue said...

do you really think all this wen falling !!! ;)