The belt light flashes on,
everyone is seated and
preparing for takeoff.
The surface your body thought was safe
starts to shake.
Out the glass, a slideshow
racing too fast.
The front wheel lifts off the ground
pulling your body upwards,
thrusting your head against the seat
and the worries start to soar.
Now the thin glass is the only barrier
between you and the increasing height
and the cars on the roads below
are leaving your sight.
Dazing at the rows and rows of seats
you can't help but stare,
as the minutes turn into hours.
When the nose finally dips,
it's almost over.
The worst thing is
when your biggest fear
is the only way
to get you where you want to be.