Airports  Visited
(en passant...)

I
Returning from the latest

Honolulu interlude
En route - from Queens (hours ago)
To Maui (minutes from now),
II
Rememb'ring moments poised by

A garden and a fountain -
(The fragrance of a flower,
The sprinkling of a spray) -
III
The parking lots, the stairwells -

(The putrescence of urine),
The sidewalks winding to yet
Unfinished airport parts,
IV
The safety of Solitude
And the rush of Risks taken,
V
I feel the sun shining on

My ashen face, fresh from home,
Whispering where I am and
Where shortly I’ll be going.
 VI
Past the in-doors to the out-
Doors, precious minutes of high
Proficiency prepare me
For the final flight of my
Journey.