Poem #44 Dubai Airport 6:15am

Dubai Airport at 6:15am

Constant movement
of departure bound travellers
contrasted with
flocks of waiting passengers:
dozing,
reading,
coffee drinking,
internetting
while waiting their connecting flights.

People of many
nations,
languages,
faiths,
cultures
pass each other
as the Muslim call to prayer
echoes through the airport halls,
shoes obediently stand in line
outside the prayer room.

We, too, wait our flight,
trying not to snooze.

© 2011 Trevor Hampel
Dec 5th 2011

All rights reserved.

Notes: we were on our way to visit our daughter who was teaching in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We had a  hour wait for our connecting flight. To fill the time I wrote in my journal and then wrote this poem.

 

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