We were there for the eclipse,
people say sometimes when telling
a happy story about a time they were in Cornwall
or the north of France with friends.
My dad likes talking about the Cold War
he loves telling people how scared he was.
Once someone mentions a nucelar bomb,
that's you buzzing for the rest of the day.
You flinch as things explode on YouTube
sitting there with a bowl of granola
and your fingers in your ears.
I used to live near an airport and it was exciting
seeing planes above our garden
the constant trails of jetstream
until I realised how limited the destinations are
when you're flying from Humberside Airport
most people were just heading over
to get their connecting flight at Amsterdam Schipol.