Ignition Button Lit,
The Light Glows Bright, Eyes intense, focused
Your little thumb presses, waiting
Switch engaged, fuse is smoking,
The engine fires and spreads its hot red flame across the launch plate.
Lift off is slow at first and then....
in a blink off the Pad
Eyes pop with delight.
Laugh of satisfaction as it climbs higher, higher and even higher yet...
"Oh man"!!! "Look at it"!!!
The climax of the arching Rocket,
the pop of the nose cone,
the main fire of the engine now out.
Main Deployment of the shoot.
Parachute out, canopied,
Safely floating down
"I can catch it"!
The Rocket recovered
"Let's do it again"
Copyright © Mike Liquori | Year Posted 2015
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