"Spin" in aviation training: a "stall" or loss of lift, a subsequent nose-down spin, the specific actions required for recovery, and the feeling, after recovery, that you could tackle absolutely anything!

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Rip up the perfect lawn and plant
Learn the constellations by crunching each star in your
Feel the wind, and then match it,
Or better it.
And settle to tedium at your peril.

Set fire to the past and your
Thaw your timidness out in the embers.
Stake your claim to the calendar;
Brave days only.
And settle to tedium at your peril.

Plan for your future by having a 
Stand only in lines of latitude and longitude.
Never wait for the sale;
Just sail.
And settle to tedium at your peril.

Ride the catapult to the centre of the 
Take quiet moments only to fill your screaming lungs.
No earthbound retreats or poses;
Fly instead.
And settle to tedium at your peril.

Your happiness waits quivering in the conquering of the
Then walk the high ramparts and bead your next fleeing
Hurl all of your pathetic fear to the wall.
And live.

For you?  Tedium, my friend?
Tedium will kill you.
Have none of it.

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