the people behind me
strangers though deep in conversation 
he explains his family lives in Brazil 
interesting, though I won’t share more
except he mentioned they’re 
“in the rainforest”
I once again accept the normalcy of my life
simply going to visit family 
Tulsa via Chicago 
I’ll be there for lunch 
and I congratulate myself for choosing air travel
as I, for a short time, considered driving
a man is snoring nearby 
I rarely sleep on planes