Monday, May 22, 2006


What happens to a traveler deferred?

Does she dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or jog to a new gate--
And then run?
Does she find new friends to meet?
Or seethe at crying babies--
And stomp off to buy a sugary sweet?

Maybe she just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does she explode?

This is dedicated to American Airlines and O'Hare Airport.
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