Richard said he liked my occasional verse on the blog. Every wannabe writer likes a compliment now and then, and it’s been a while since I’ve composed some doggerel, anyway. So below is my ode to an early morning flight.
Ode To An Early Morning Flight
Whene’er I fly there’s a choice for me
Do I fly at 6 or half past 3?
The pros all say the morn is right
To avoid delay and cancelled flight.
From that viewpoint, a.m. is best —
But what about my lack of rest?
If I book a flight that heads out early
I know my sleep will be all squirrelly.
I’ll worry that I’m oversleeping
And miss the plane and end up weeping.
I’ll toss and turn, and slumber poor
And wake up when the clock strikes four.
But later flights I must beware
For fear of storms around O’Hare,
That leaves the schedule all akimbo
And put me in a traveler’s limbo.
There’s no good answer, sad to say
So I’m at the gate to start the day.