Said bye to the Mrs and the girlfriend too
It’s a long haul flight – got to get this right
I’m fighting to sit in Business
But it’s cattle class I’m at.
Got my sketchpad and pen
Ever since I was a little’un
I’ve recorded what I could see
and when I couldn’t see what I wanted
I invented it
Lights on – seatbelt on extension
squeezed around. As soon as we’re in the air
I’m loosening mine, I’m ignoring the sign
It’s coming off, no-one is going to stop me
Sorry? Yes, of course, thank you, click click
I stopped taking them two weeks ago.
Which ones? All of them. Had enough
It’s over, nowhere left to run
It’s been such a long time since anything was fun
As it takes off I can feel the pressure in my jaw
I wonder which of my teeth are falling out.
I check to see if I am lucidly dreaming
Ear pops. Chewing gum furiously
But it doesn’t alleviate the pain
Nothing one can do on a plane –
No pharmacy on top deck to visit
Just grin, just bear, just sit
It was when the plane was in sharp
incline that I put 2 and 2 together.
When I reached 7 I sketch as fast as I can
But by now the lights are down
I always wanted to go to Bangkok
Didn’t know that bucket lists
were an option for the dead
I excuse myself from the sleeping row
I’m on the aisle, it’s easy to go
Suicide by plane –
Hit the heads.
Sketch not finished
Just didn’t reckon on this schedule