Sunday, November 4, 2012

PAD Challenge 4/30 Just Beneath the ... and Poetic Bloomings Life event

Just Beneath the Excitement 

and the anticipation
of seeing friends or relatives,
or visiting a first-for-you place
or having new adventures
lies frustration that air travel is no longer fun

as you take off your shoes,
go through long lines,
sort your cell phone, change and keys,
carry-ons, wallets or purses
in plastic bowls and tubs,
and stand in an electronic archway
while guards stare
and wave wands over your body. 

Just beneath the surface of joy lies fear
that the world is no longer a safe place,
that an unescorted bag could be a bomb
and anything could happen
since the towers disintegrated before our eyes.

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