Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sips and Snacks at 30,000 Feet


All cocktail napkins

using the same small poem—

we can do better:

Sipping and snacking,

     remembering your masking—

Modern air travel.

Between sips and snacks

while at 30,000 feet,

the mask must go back.

Please return your mask

to its upright position

between sips and snacks.

San Francisco to Dallas, July 2021


Texas heat

washed clean—

Summer storm.

A thousand conversations

all at once—


Beacon guiding home

all drunken Texas cowboys—

Town water towers.

Dallas to San Francisco, July 2021

Ken Owen   Van Niddy Press