Inter Stellar Wreck

Hands wrapped in black leather warmth-dots of white specs fly at transparent glass fixed before his eyes.  Plastic heat-vents blow tepid air throughout the cockpit, still freezing.  Strapped in by polyester belts and a silver colored buck of steel.  Thumb, connected, at once is, at the instant of a second kicked to the door panel; sharp pain tells it is most likely broken.  The steering wheel casing becomes a pea-pod exploding to pieces.  Safety devices turn to shrapnel, which blows into the pilot’s face.  Tires leave the surface, as a kaleidoscope of road, cars, trucks, tires, and snow appears for the occupant.  Eyes closed from a collision of cloth and chemical combustion created by an air bag, created by a scientist, created in a laboratory, provided by a company.  He bought it.  The benefits far outweigh cons.  Pop.  A tire blows and then, in a surreal unison of metal, climate, and human being, as the band chimes in, the mixture of automobile and ice cover asphalt.

The pilot thinks as he looks up-I could have died.

He contemplates as he is broadsided by and 18-wheeler, out of control, weighed to capacity, hot from copious hours of work already logged.  He gets no overtime pay.

There is no funeral…

 

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About Terry Scott Niebeling

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