“innocent as air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #154 – “innocent as air”

The air touches
everyone, even those
who are not innocent.

innocent as air
opinions and judgements unformed
a newborn baby

Do not blame unhealthy conditions on the air, for we have caused them.


There once was a man from Belair
who took a balloon ride in air
He started to sneeze
and feel weak at the knees
and prayed he’d land safely on land anywhere


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to “innocent as air”

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Thank goodness there is truth in your first stanza, otherwise I’d be caught quite out of breath!!


  2. Jules says:

    Some say that the last words of Julius Caesar “Et tu Brutus’ are still floating around…
    so perhaps some air isn’t as innocent as it may seem…
    Or air full of volcanic ash… But then it is the ash not the air that just carries it?

    Some natural cycles cannot be blamed on humans… though there is enough that humans can be blamed for. Now if we could all just land safely… 😀


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