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Poetry Corner - March 20, 2014

Destinations
By Alexa DiSalvo

You can board a plane and vanish

Pack a small suitcase and say
“I’ll be back before you know it”

“I already miss you”
“I’ll call when I get there”

Promises you meant to keep
Plans you made

The ticket was priceless
Adventure unfathomed
bought into a mystery

Outer space
Or the deep blue sea

We make crazy collage postcards
from old National Geographics
and photos of you
Mimicking your handwriting we scribble
“I’ll be back before you know it”
“I already miss you”
and send them to ourselves

Every time the phone rings we wonder
Have you arrived?

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