Flight or Fight?

Flight or Fight?
by Julie Sumner

“Forget round-trip,”
Advises the woman with pelican eyes,
“One-way is the only way
If you really want to be
On this flight,
Expect a smooth ride–
Though it may not happen,
Take comfort
In your screen-lit gadgets or
The airplane safety features,
And whatever you do–
Pay no attention
To the weight of flight
Expanding unchecked
In your chest.”

Maybe bruises
Would have been better.

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