Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Traveling Light (Prompt: Travel)


I’m traveling light
through this shared illusion
because thinking
I need to bring anything
is also an illusion.

If I put on certain records
and open that box with the
scented letters,
I am taken to yesterday.

When I see little babies
laughing, safe and adored
with softly wrinkled grown-ups
I travel to tomorrow.

When I have the
Chicken Cashew Nut from
the Royal Thai in Riverside
I travel to Heaven’s kitchen.

When I write
that rare combination
of perfect thought and feeling
I travel to places
previously unknown
sometimes wondrous,
sometimes scary.

So, I travel light.
All I need to pack
is my brain.

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