Flight Risk

I watch far too many

Crime shows.

When thinking of how

To connect today’s activities

With the theme of flight,

The first thing that popped

Into my head

Was something about

Being a flight risk.

Just so you know,

I’m only leaving the country

For lunch and a little shopping.

I will be back.

(Again, I wish WP had emoticons.)

Getting back to the courtroom…

A defendant is considered

A flight risk

If she has the means and opportunity

To evade her responsibilities

And escape the consequences

Of her actions.


This is starting to sound

More applicable

As I go.

Do I want to fly

In order to accomplish

All I should…

Or as a way of

Avoiding responsibilities?

Am I willing to face up

To the consequences of

My words and actions

Or do I want to

Take wing and leave them behind?

May I always fly high…

In the right direction.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn,  if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you (Psalm 139:7-12, NIV).



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