Changing Planes

Long distance travel was once
major in my life. Overseas
international airports with an
array of shops and services
provided everything you needed.

Flying around my own country
after a gap of some years I
expected to find all I needed
while in transit waiting for
my next plane. I needed to eat.

Fewer international flights passed
through here, domestic planes
ceased well before midnight. Little
call for food now, especially for a
diabetic: dried up looking sandwiches
little salad left, plenty of greasy
salty fast foods or slightly dry
but tasty Chinese food, with
edible steamed rice.

So I ate the Chinese food, and
did not check my blood sugar
level that night.

I do not want to fly in this
country again for a while.

Changing Planes