free

there’s this airline
they give free champagne
but I’ve been on it
before.

when the stewardess came by
I said, no.

it came right out of the
bottle.

the stewardesses went up and down
giving refills.

it was a smooth flight
but then it
began:
restroom runs.

lines formed.
paper bags came
out.

I sat there listening to the
moaning and the
puked.

when we got to the airport
they were still
going.

some pewked as they waited for their
baggage.   others pewked on the
escalators and on the parking lot
ramps.   some pewked in their cars while
driving home.   some were still pewking at
home.

when I got home
I switched on the news
opened a beer
and let the bathwater
run.