A Quick Question for the Exit Row

June 1, 2019

are you ready, willing, and able
in the event of an emergency
to put your oxygen mask on first,
pull on this latch, open the door
and then assist those around you
in climbing out of the cabin and
jumping out into the cold, brisk
thirty-thousand-foot altitude air
ensuring that their wings come
to their rescue before they hit the
ground, knowing that you, too,
must spread your wings and fly
when the aircraft can no longer
take you any further, and the pilot
must occupy his own airspace
without a care in the world as to
whether or not you reach your
destination?