Welcome aboard Federal Government Airlines.
will be two hours longer than usual
as we’re still looking to repair
the left engine,
following last year’s inspection.
Navigation should be smooth
with our new compass,
from an identical aircraft
at the Aviation Museum.
Refreshments will be served
to those sitting
in odd-numbered rows only.
In case of a pressure drop inside the cabin,
oxygen masks will be available
for a fee.
Should you need help with the clogged toilets,
our one crew member
will be delighted
to assist you.
You’ll also be happy to know
that we’re balancing our budget this year!
Thank you for flying with us.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday).