Waiting on automated phone services,
Man dreams next to power outlets
of water chestnuts in stir fry,
the fate of napkins left behind
and captioned television on mute.
Free drinks all day tomorrow,
says the cartoon palm tree.
Too bad you can’t make it.
We would have jammed to Vangelis.
Is airport CNN any different
from the one I left at home
selling car insurance to my fish?
Now boarding all remaining passengers
of Flight 998 to that windy summer
when the inside of your bottle cap said
for the very first time.