In the departure hall thousands of transient people pass each day
A selfie and the moment will be remembered
Should we never pass this way again.
Movement of people by air
starts on the ground
and for some, a cherry picker will get them in the air
before the plane lifts off.
Or staying on the ground nomads can travel
with few possessions
astride a bike
or by rail
with luggage labelled
or like a snail
with home attached
whether for one night or many years
all the creature comforts can be had
unlike those who have to camp
ground hard beneath their back.
or docking at foreign ports
knowing that a soft bed awaits back on board the boat
yet not such a comfortable passage for transients with car
for sitting is their only option
whilst crossing the strait.
Sometimes there are reminders though
that whether we are nomadic or not
When the light at the end of the tunnel is reached
we know our transient time on earth is done.