Vast complex – corridors and gates
Where South-East Asia warmly waits
Huge invasions dovetail-planned
As East and West extend a hand.
Changi Airport in the night
Blazes with electric light
Free movies, therapies and spa
Butterfly garden Shangri-La.
Singapore girl, dark-haired, is sweet
Cute, gentle face – in form petite
She takes the Westerners by storm.
Many flights stop on their way
From Europe’s wintry climes each day
Back-packers cross with business suits
Teams of sportsmen, tourist groups.
All styles of clothing – rarely smart
Once glamorous travel – leaves no mark
Endless travellers, sleep-deprived
Read, shop or doze, kids by their side.
Throughout, the mobile phone in use
Without it – you are a recluse!
Check-in and transfer automated
The personal touch is overrated…
(c) Poet in the woods 2014