(written after a recent anxiety-producing plane trip home)
Too tight tomorrow
Grips one stomach muscle
Plane travel ups & downs
Takes its turn at
She's supposed to help
He wants to help
Cancellations keep coming
From the Lord of the Loudspeaker.
Lines grow longer and
I'm left to gamble.
Take the known to the city unknown
and the possibilitease of more helpful agents . . .
Or stake out a stand-by spot and
cross all appendages in hopes that seat 50 stays empty?
I go with the gamble.
But while my head accepts the risk
My gut rebels.