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In the Unlikely Event Kept awake by a colorful glare In an atmosphere of canned air As overpriced earphones Pump witless dialogue Into the ears Of the impatient, The easily bored The captain's voice Rips our cocoons This cannot be the same captain, who But an hour before Knew we had a choice in air travel And thanked us for flying His airline He gently informs us of our (And his) Fate As my round trip ticket Mocks me from my wallet "I couldn't sleep on you" I say to my chair "You sure as Hell (Or Heaven, I hope) Had better keep me afloat!" Meg Ryan's lips move Silently Surely Suddenly, What they are saying Has become terribly Important to me Splash.
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