Launching Magic – in honor of the day

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Today in 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. In honor of the occasion I am reposting…

Launching Magic

Do you remember that old washing machine?
We would climb on top and pretend it was our rocket ship.
Counting down, our voices getting louder with each number
10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Blastoff!
In frenzy we began twisting the dials
that would send us to Armstrong’s moon.
I never saw the stars with you.
But I remember the day the motor
sparked to life and we both jumped off
neither of us ready to take that flight.

© Delaina J. Miller 2014

This poem is in the up and coming anthology, She Too: Four Voices in (Almost) Harmony. 

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