Guest post by Philip, written from a tiny airplane seat.
Dirge in an Airplane Aisle
Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today,
To put this large and awkward duffel bag away,
That young man struggles with vigor and vim.
Note that he is trying, and be patient with him.
The audience grows, the crowds in the aisle,
Behind the dimensionally inept boy begin to pile.
Work harder, young lad, if you push hard enough,
Your duffel bag just may turn into a duff.
A larger space is found by an audience member.
The show’s over now, but this day we’ll remember,
As the time when a boy wouldn’t trust his eyes,
When his bag wouldn’t fit in a space half its size.