Poems of the Week

Plane Wrong

by Ruth S. Baker

“A British Airways plane scheduled to travel from London for Düsseldorf mistakenly flew its passengers to Edinburgh instead. …
After two and a half hours on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport, the refuelled passenger jet … took off again for Düsseldorf.”
—The Guardian

At least they were not müscled orf,
Those passengers for Düsseldorf;
But O what rage and dread incurgh
The crew that flew to Edinburgh?

Although a stern and awful füss
Reversed the flight to Dorfeldüss;
The airline’s image, once mercurghial,
Has yielded to an Edinburghial.