Atlanta, London, Greece and back
To London, Boston, ATL
Then, thanks to my friend, C. Black,
We flew to LAX, as well
In all the lands I’ve ever been,
There’s never been a man like you
Unnerving friend; respectful, true
Serendipities may mark my life when trav’ling near or gone abroad:
A banker whom I met in Greece was on a flight with me, I awed.
I met a lawyer, once, for Hollywood; I flew First Class for the first time;
I’ll credit my dad with how we met: I chatted him up in the rapid climb.
There’s something social to airline flights –
In earliest morns or in darkest nights –
With a few, short hours, one could meet
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Yet, in the flights from here-to-there
My favorite trip will always be
One home to you, who simply cared
To meet my flight and talk openly.