Fear

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Fear

What did he do?
What made him do it?
The plane was in
the air
Followed by another
Was it his time
Did he fear what
he was going to do?

two planes_flying_lismore air show_named_july 2018

And then it was time
no time for fear
Go now!
Jump
Open the parachute
The exhilaration of floating
But then
the roar of the motor
The smell of exhaust
Suddenly amid the spirals
he was there
floating within the circles

plane_parachute_lismore air show_named_july 2018

It was time to descend
Flag unfurled
helping steer ground ward
He had done it
The faces looking upward
Smiling
He was safe
He had no fear.

plane_parachute_close_lismore air show_named_july 2018

*If you look at the second photo, the second last spiral just below the plane, you can see a yellow dot of the parachutist