On the radio this morning, I heard the song Co-Pilot, by Kristina Maria featuring Corneille. It’s an upbeat song that likens a relationship to an airplane flight.
I got stuck on the word co-pilot and decided to write a related poem. Funny how a certain word can stuck in my head and my mind starts to wander…
Flight of the Relationship
You take my hand and pull me to your lap,
A lap that starts in luxury with
A first-class flight to my heart.
I tell you I have issues and you laugh,
Saying you have heard that before
(And I have also heard this response).
You whisper in my ear that I will have fun,
And I worry because airplane windows do not open
For fresh air
(And fresh perspective).
I touch your arm and then notice my fingers
I realize I am unable to trust my own hand’s guidance
On this flight.
I look to you for support
You, the pilot, and
You tell me to buckle up for the flight.
You say I am a co-pilot
(Which makes me shudder even more).
You say the plane will depart soon
And I clutch at the side of the seat, worried that
I will not be able to make the landing
Under the pressure of being a co-pilot.
©2013 Christy Birmingham
Co-Pilot, Kristina Maria ft. Corneille
So tell me… Do you ever get a word stuck in your head?