I’m back! I’m sorry I didn’t post anything while I was on vacation; I wanted it to be a true vacation, so I made a point of not doing anything except enjoy Nashville. It’s a great city and if you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do — especially if you’re a country music fan.
I unfortunately didn’t find any bookstores on my trip. I didn’t necessarily look for them, so it’s not all that surprising, but I would have loved to run into one by chance. Either way, I saw and experienced lots of new things that I’m sure will make it into my writing.
I’m going to keep this post simple with a poem. I hope you all enjoy!
There is a window to my right and left
in the airport where I wait…and wait
for my plane to finally land.
It’s been so long — six hours
to be exact — I’ve been sitting,
staring at the two windows
to my right: grey clouds, roaring
winds, and torrential rains;
to my left: sun and blue skies.
I can’t help but stare at the clouds
as fearful cries of children held by
their embarrassed mothers drown
out all the other stimuli, except
for what’s outside: two worlds split
in two, no less real than the other.
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