We’re all in Departures:
Within those ticking-brief moments of rest time.
Our minds in transit. We load up
on caffeine or booze for the long haul.
To steady the nerves.
Some sitting alone, lamenting farewells.
Others tingling with anticipation
at what’s to come.
Either clutching the onward ticket, or
stowing it deep. Unhappy at the destination.
Staring at the screens.
Waiting to be told
where to go.
Copyright Tom Tide 2017