The airplane’s landing gear drops, kerplunk
All passengers, as if on cue, jump.
As it descends to the landing strip,
nervous passengers tighten their grip.
The wheels hit the ground, a loud thump they make
and screech as the pilot pumps the brakes.
A chorus of cell phones when turned on,
chromatic dings creating a song.
Seat belts unfastened, click, click, click, click,
adding percussion to the mix.
Overhead bins opened with a bang,
add unique sounds to the strain.
Passengers head to the exit, quick, quick,
toward destinations they all had picked.