Saturday, April 21, 2018

Day 20

For today’s prompt, we were to take a line from an earlier poem (from this month) to begin a new poem for today.  I've started this poem with a live from one of my Day 4 poems, Case of Goodbyes.

Travels Abroad

You’re going on a trip, searching
for trinkets from far-away lands,

places like India, or Morocco,
that hold history like sweets on a dish,

as if you might learn your own past
from swallowing theirs.  When

you return to this place of origin
you will recognize it by the dust

on the soles of your shoes,
particulate evidence that you have

found the cradle of your infancy.

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