November 2, 2012


Before the door
closes behind me,
I hear my name
in a terminal announcement,
some still convinced
I would never
leave them behind.
An attendant goes by,
ignoring my pleas
for a different assignment,
free from turbulence,
one without warnings
of any kind.
The captain advises
we remain still
while we are moving,
promising the paradise
we seek when getting away,
on our flight
to a simpler time
and a simpler place,
leaving only
the slightest trace.