A previous life

Landing the plane is the difficult part I didn’t know this the first time I took over the flight controls, acknowledging my flight instructor's command. “You have control” “I have control” (Except I didn’t) I didn’t know this the first time I donned a navy flight suit and walked out onto the apron (that’s where…

Melting into resistance

Ice cold water, creeping higher up my waist as I wade in deeper. Every inch of this body shouting 'NO'. What the F___? Skin dimpled with the cold. Toes warming with loss of sensation. I'm not in the water though, even imagining it makes me squirm, shiver. At the same time envy, admiration, for those…