Sunday, May 14, 2017


So many more things to plan these days. Back then it was just me. Back then so many things did not occur to me. My father told me he could get anywhere in the world in 24 hours. Now I wonder what good 24 hours would have done. 

All the particulars
Of such a trip.
I did this
Much more easily
When I was 19,
Took the Orient Express
From Paris
To Athens,
By myself,
With a train compartment
Of Germans.
We spoke in sign language.
We pointed.
We shared water
And oranges.
Oh I did this
Much more easily
I did not know
To panic
When my passport
Was confiscated
As we entered
I did not know to breathe
A sigh of relief
When the passport
Was returned.
I know
So much more
I know
So much less

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