Annabelle Jean witnessed curious sights on her whirlwind flight one Saturday night. She left the house at quarter past four, didn't even bother to shut the door.
Strangers noticed the crimson ribbons, wrapped tight and neat around her feet; she'd made shell-shaped loops as she wound, just in case she needed to tie herself down.
Slipping gravity near Lake SomeWhere, she turned pirouettes on steamy air, while a dancing kite beckoned, catching her hair. It pointed out the path of a blue balloon that bounced below, unique as a spoon, its name was Zero.
Annabelle Jean’s mushroom-shaped skirt twisted this way and that as she kept it away from a large yellow cat. Scissoring her legs would cause her to rise or descend, while her leggings allowed her to twist and to bend; yet, they kept her together from beginning to end.
Ahead she espied a beanstalk of legend, framed against the late summer sky. Couples climbed there, some took short walks, some sang songs, some would just talk; some would hide and some would play on those enormous leaves which unfurled in the heat of the day.
She decided to stop alongside other travelers drinking pomegranate wine from crystal tumblers. Their friends were jugglers with balls and bats who caught some of them on their tall pointy hats. When some of the balls began to flower, the bats would whistle and the jugglers glower.
A small yellow plane passed close by her leaf; the pilot blew a kiss and waved to her. She decided to leave the beanstalk life setting out on the trail of the adventurer.
Bumping along the slip stream she followed his wing lights and tried to catch up before he was out of her sights. By chance he turned and saw her dress swoon tipped by the silver of a crescent moon.
He invited her, soles to ringlets, dipping his wing, and they both smiled as she jumped in. Off they flew on their very first flight into a world that might provide a few frights but together they found friendship that night.
© Gay Reiser Cannon * 1/14/2014 * All Rights Reserved
Posted for d'VersePoets #Open Link Night
Another one of my children's poems just for fun.