Internally booked, still to be paid,
so, I am now, somewhat committed,
to a special assistance, a short flight,
a one-way ticket which is mine:
Her return seat is reserved,
my obligation, then, her future comfort
on a solo flight, letting her go alone,
to meet a new man, on that flight?
He would notice her reddened eyes,
and, being so very English,
wealthy with embarrassment,
not ask her why she cries;
he sees her wedding ring,
which she turns, and turns, and turns,
as if she is over-winding an old clock,
so it will no longer work.