In college, I took a class in public policy.
It was one of my harder classes.
I wrote a report on the HUD.
We studied a famous plane crash (unrelated).
I think it happened in the state of New York
Sometime in the 80s.
I could be wrong.
It wasn't Sully's landing. That was later.
The problem in the crash we studied
Happened during the landing.
My government professor,
A lean older man with a bald head and wire rimmed glasses,
Commented that most problems occur during takeoff or landing,
Which has made me feel better in flight ever since.
I was a nervous flier in college.
Today, I am a nervous pandemic participant (unwillingly drafted).
I wonder what future public policy students
Will learn about the coronavirus response
And how it might make them feel better--compress their fears
Like studying that plane crash did mine.