Rick Shory

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Sit in the open doorway. Put your feet out on the step.

The hundred-mile-per-hour draft blows them off.

Put them back. Sidestep out clear of the tail.

Drop your feet and hang free by the strut.

Look up for the signal to let go.

holding on to the plane's wing strut

One moment of struggling
against all your instincts,
then … FLIGHT!

dropping, parachute not open yet