by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Sorry, sir, we’re out of coffee
Says a touchy flight attendant.
Must be that time of the month.
Twenty-eight thousand feet in the air
Behind you, a whiny brat.
Sudden lightning storm
Rattling cabin, blinking lights.
Everything’s fine, don’t panic
Says Miss PMS.
Plunging towards the earth.
Will someone shut that kid up?
Thank you for flying with us,
Enjoy the rest of the trip.
© 2004 Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a scribble junkie whose other
addictions include coffee, cheesecake, and B movies. His works have
appeared in The Blackest Death Vol I anthology, the chapbook Broken Mirrors, and the scifaiku collection Random Planets. In addition, his writings have been published in the likes of Dark Corners, Lunatic Chameleon, Scifaikuest, Beyond Centauri, Electric Velocipede, Dark Animus, Scared Naked, and Just Weird Enough. Aurelio lives in Iloilo City, Philippines.
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