air show


engine’s purr signals

     plane fast approaching

          wild whir of propellors

               wings swoop over grove

          stirring leafy tree tops

     drops low across fields

to lift up quickly again

     just escaping live wires

          banking sharply back

               roaring momentum

          echoes loud off grain bins

     barely clears old barn roof

nearly scrapes against silo

     in death daring dive

          to rid farmer’s crops

               of marauding aphids.


  photo by Lyle Wielenga, 7-28-14

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ManicDdaily
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 11:08:31

    What is so interesting here, to me, is to think how all the critters also fly–sometimes the fields dancing with their helicopter skips and jumps–they too are crop dusters. Thanks. k.


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