They’re Back.

The strangest thing…

In my backyard last week, just me, the clouds, and the trees—

There may have been a laptop, cell phone, latte, the occasional squirrel, and a yard full of weeds where grass should be, but let’s not worry about the details—

Into the quiet of swaying branches, twittering birds, and the neighbour’s child screaming in the pool next door…the muted, rumbling roar of an engine above.

A sound I hadn’t heard in oh, eighteen months.

Slicing through the clouds, sliding across the sky, metal wings.

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com

A sight once so common that only children looked up in awe, now a little startling.

Oh, right, a plane.

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6 thoughts on “They’re Back.

  1. Planes are a constant where I live. I’m right on the flight path to the city’s airport. In particular, we have a squadron of F-15 fighters that make training flights most days. They are very loud and fast. Our city will be the base for F-35s in coming years. They are louder and faster. So far, the opponents to this project have been unable to stop the government from proceeding.

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