Tuesday, May 4, 2010


the caps
in honor of Amelia
who took to the runway
when women didn't do such things
remind me too
of Harriet
one of my heroes
leading her relatives
and so many more
through swamps of danger
to safety and freedom

helping them fly, fly
fly away


  1. You know...Amelia is one of my heroes. Her sense of adventure and quest for the challenge overcame any fears that could have stopped her cold. What a difference it would have been to women if she would have let her fears be in charge.

  2. Bette. . .i didn't know Amelia was one of your heroes. You'll have to come and visit her birthplace in Atchison some time. It's very close to Topeka.
    YOU are an "Amelia" to many. :)