The Journeys of
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My First Trip... FIRST CLASS (an unconventional traveler's poem)
January 10, 2018
It was a bucket list dream
YASSS.... My first trip... FIRST CLASS
"ATTENTION! We are now boarding first class members ONLY."
That's me! I thought.
For the first time... THAT WAS ME!
Sistah to the right of me gave me that homegirl look as I passed
Hell yeah, mama! I said to myself.
They're calling my name!
I walked onto the plane and found my seat
I sat down and could stretch my legs in front of me
The seats were WIIIDDDEE!!!
There was finally space for my bag in the overhead compartment
"Can I get you anything to drink, Ms. Ashley?"
Wow, I thought.
The stewardess knows my name!
"I'll take a cranberry juice please," I told her.
"Would you like it with alcohol?" she asked.
OMG... is that included? I thought.
"In first class, you can get whatever you want," she added.
Did I mention the seats were WIIDDEEE???
Even the windows looked cleaner
I could see straight outside onto the tarmac
I could tell this was going to be a great ride
An hour and a half to Atlanta
So far... It was a smooth ride
European outlets at my disposal on an American owned airline
A private bathroom with a flight attendant at my beck and call
This was an experience
Not what I was used to
Meal of the day...
Sushi with sesame seed rice and vegetables
A side of grilled chicken
A separate side dish with mixed nuts
Chocolate Tiramisu cake!
"Would you like anything else, Ms. Ashley?"
How could I want more?
Everyone should get to experience this at least once in their life
This was all a simple girl from New York could ask for
on her first trip...in FIRST CLASS...