Tagged: travel

the places we can’t

in the early days of

in the early days of
discovering
teleportation, people flocked
in and out of
cities, towns, endangered
ecosystems, any
place they could
imagine.
not even six months
in, people began
to make up new and old
excuses for why they
couldn’t drop in on
loved ones, spend any
more time than before
teleportation – tractor-beam
malfunction, severed spatial
eliminator widgets, quantum
dissociation syndrome,
the cost, work, dog duties.
the excuses couldn’t
have imagined better
champions, we can
stop imagining teleportation
.
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the people you think

the people you think
of when you travel are the
same people you think

of when standing still – sceneries
change, characters stay the same
.
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in the east village,

in the east village,
a simple pleaplease return
stones – as if each one

carries meaning, a story,
the dull weight of its travels
.
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in the middle of

in the middle of
every haircut, there is an
opportunity

to go shorter, no, even
shorter – have hair, will travel
.
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the sun also sets

the sun also sets
in the middle of nowhere,
between interstate

highways, surfing across eighteen
wheelers, on top of the world
.
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perhaps we are one

perhaps we are one
quarantine holiday away
from breaking, and five

million people hum mid-flight:
this is it, pack your bags, let’s go
.
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a sandwich bag with

a sandwich bag with
freshly peeled and sliced apple
pears
 tucked into my

travel bag requires no note
to show mama’s enduring love
.
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thirty-one-point-six

thirty-one-point-six
million people minus one –
thanksgiving travels
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: travels

we are on the move –

we are on the move
through tunnels, across bridges,
over highways, and

beyond state lines – unseating
our hearts for the bumpy ride
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: move