Poems of the Week

The Wild Crew Yonder

by Steven Kent

“Two Air France pilots suspended after [midair] fight in cockpit prompts cabin crew to intervene”
The Guardian

Please fasten seatbelts now, as we
Expect a bumpy flight and such.
Outside it’s nice as it can be;
Inside the cockpit, not so much.

Air France would like to make it clear
You’re very safe—I’ll say this twice.
We do not need a doctor here,
Although a bouncer might be nice.