Still sat the plane
at the gate,
jet bridge attached,
I gazed at the
screen in the seat in front of me,
where complimentary Direct TV service
entertaining me with visual delights.
But “due to aircraft movement”
by the chocked-wheels,
aircraft going nowhere
the service was not available.
And I wondered at the cause:
had a crew member set a wrong switch?
Did sensors somewhere think the plane was moving?
The more I wondered, the less, I wanted to know.
I fell asleep.
3 October 2011