Locke Epic: Part I

So. Thus starts my sky-journey,
Early boarding onto this bird of steel.
No morning sleep for Mr. Locke!
Cramped seating and cold cushions
Are little comfort. Leaving ground-friends
And beautiful, baby-filled wife sadly behind,
Like book legends–Beowulf and Odysseus–
I venture forth in winged vessel,
Sailing the cloud-sea in search of adventure.
Well. More truthfully to tell, I travel chiefly
For brainy brothers whose baccelaureate service
And graduation festivities fetch together family
For one good weekend. A wonderful thing
To see and celebrate the sibling-twins
With honor and praise. Older brother is proud.

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