Why We Cry On Planes

Barred from our devices
It’s painfully apparent—
The world goes on without us.
Inhaling the stale air
Of many moods,
Our freedom to choose
Clooney or Witherspoon,
I bear the breakneck interval
Silently chanting
Cancun, Cancun, Cancun.

Andy McGuire releases music under the alias John Alice. His poems have appeared in Arc, Riddle Fence, CV2, and Hazlitt.

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