Last Flight Hat

Over the intercom crackled the words:
"Is there a doctor on board?"
Five minutes later, the voice came again:
"A medic? A nurse?" it implored.
Shortly thereafter, we heard it once more:
"A student? A vet?" the voice cried.
The priest sitting opposite rose to his feet,
"I think next it's my turn," he sighed.

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