Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sinead Mongan - After Knoxville Tennessee

I always like coming home
best
after a stint away
in sunnier climes
and laundry
and souvenirs
and jetlag
and lots of 
unpacking
And cameras
with now surreal snapshots
of friends abroad
and sounds
captured in video clips
and half-read guidebooks
and pressed leaves
and time-zones
phonecalls
and catchups
familiar faces and places
and back to work
and freckles
and peeling skin
reminding that it wasn’t just a dream
and Skype..

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  2. Cathy May 14, 2016 at 2:44 AM
    Sinead, I so appreciate this piece -- it reminds me of my own joys traveling. The last two lines really capture how we feel after we return -- it truly seems dreamlike. Nice!

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