Thread: Your Own Poetry
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Old March 18th, 2004, 06:03 PM   #50
kathe nichols
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Software, mostly. I worked for a lot of Air Force contractors (some programs I still can't talk about...). Honeywell, made instruments for airliners and the International Space Station (back when it was still Space Station Alpha! <grin>).

Is this better??

<b>Orbiting Desire</b>

No public fanfare,
no roar of rockets.
But reason and duty fuel
the booster that strains to launch
a payload of passion
out of your attractive field.

At a safe distance,
balanced between the urge to flee
and the need to come closer,
I circle.

Waiting for the small impulse -
the word, glance, touch -
that will start my dizzying
slide back into the well.
"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." -- Will Durant
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