Take a Chance Airlines



The wrong terminal in Sao Paulo,
nearly missed his chance
to take a chance
to meet old friends
he hadn’t met before
who waited for the young man in Lima
Not terminal 3, terminal 2!
Off by 1, but a critical one
Guarulhos can’t swallow me whole
Maybe I want to stay in Brazil
he thinks
He ran, ambivalent and determined
and when he got to the gate
the cabin door was ajar
sadness, relief, the door closed
He kicked the nun out of his window seat
’cause he’s not afraid of damnation
Never was