Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘traveling’

The Hall of Two Truths

Hollow height entombs the space—causing withdrawal. Ceilings ping-pong the babel of TV from distant walls, stirring the phonetic mash of languages—coming—and going. Rooms—as large as football fields— Lilliputian the milling crowd lost and lonely. sterile gray tones wrap around the folks arriving departing travelers rush fleet-footed through turnstiles cogs spinning within full aisles Wheels within wheels—of mind—of conveyer belts—of scrolling flight times—of luggage carts—of taxis. Though their destinations are unknown: […]

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Traveling Silences

How silence attacks— like a tsunami of empty boxes within boxes without the boxes, an empty house we’ve lived in for years. What our life becomes without us in it is a foreign country with strange customs for tipping. We pack for the trip to San Sombrero by not saying what we pretend to feel, your face no longer in my mind. When distance arrives, like air surrounding air suffocating […]

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