Alighters prefer window seats for watching glows grow.
Landing gear lowers. Wing flaps flap. Engines sound like kebbies rapping metal drums.
Ears pop. Nose snivels. Sleepiness sets. Zeitgebers initiate jet-lag symptoms.
Perspectives transform from Lego to tabletop to playground.
Finally, atop fascine outlining runway’s neighbouring lake, reality returns at sight of singular duck patiently waiting—and welcoming, in the meantime, winged cousins thrice removed. ; )