We Missed Antioch

It was fortuitous.
But this is modern Turkey,
where a revolution is always brewing.
Someone claimed that a bomber
was about. They were all scared shitless.
It was summer. Planes were even later
than usual, and everyone was hot-headed.
So they took us out on the airfield,
where the men and women were separated,
and strip-searched in tents they had set up.
Afterwards, in the main terminal,
they told everyone,
especially the tourists,
to go away. And that is why
we missed seeing Antioch.