flying home

by mandaceehb

on the sleepy flight home

a bunch of elderly tourists

with white hair and matching red caps crowd

excitedly around the tiny egg-shaped windows

wonder glowing bright in their watery eyes

that perhaps haven’t been in the sky

or glazed the clouds up high

i try to remember the first time i

admired the sky from a plane

if i was as awestruck and appreciative

but i must have been

too young