Johnny – Disconnected

The war in Europe over,
Soon he would return,
to the wife he loved,
longed to see.
Meanwhile, he tested
new aeroplanes.
Flying high, no need to watch
for the enemy.
Pushing the limits,
he put the plane into a dive.

I’ve often wondered since,
his wife, back home in Canada:
Did she feel it?

When the engine
connecting rods broke