check in

by thoughtsgather

from time to time she thought

she’d seen it or heard it 

a small flicker in the sky

or a distant hum

that’s it, she’d think

that’s it, my check in time has arrived 

but there were momentary hesitations and the time passed

check in time delayed

and she’d stand guard for another sign

attention divided on every task

for she dared not miss the next great sign

but perhaps the course had diverted 

lettint others off and on

or perhaps she’d been so busy watching for flickers and listening for hums

that she missed that daily check in sign

right before her eyes