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I envy the unencumbered
their lack of baggage, backpacks, purses
and three bags for a two-hour commute.
How to fathom
A credit card
Being all that one brings aboard a plane?
My carry-on is stuffed with fears
to write with
An extra scarf, hat, and two sets of underwear (I know not why) and
travel toothpaste and hand cream
should my checked baggage lag.
I dream of being unencumbered
I practice one-bag travel
One empty bag
for the return haul
of books, spices, teas
new notebooks and novelty pen
and excellent hotel pens.
How is that always the case?
That even middling hotels
have the most superlative of pens?
I feel this poem in my bones. Love it!
Interesting noodle. It reminds me of traveling in the 80s and leaves me wondering what we have lost in between the checked luggage and the carryon culture.