He could have had any toy in the store. And chocolate.
But he picked the plain styrofoam commercial airliner waiting to be assembled
For one dollar it fell down a lot.
Nosedived in gravel
No parachutes. No frills.
not even paint
But he treated it with gentleness
And with all the determination a 7-year-old pilot can muster
watched it finally land straight
into a soft landing of leaves
cause something in that boy's eyes knew
his one dollar dream
Photo credit: Mimi Lenox