A holding pattern over an airport in flames.
The whole of the world has been in one in 2020.
Circling and circling as the runways burned below, we’ve waited for a vaccine to clear our way home.
And, now… it’s coming.
Weary faces pressed to tiny windows spinning in the sky—
Do we dare hope this is true?
I scream, “Yes! Yes! YES!”…
(And am quickly sedated and secured in the overhead bin.)
Chloe, the Ever Over-Eager Optimist