Carry On


We all have baggage

that keeps us grounded,

suitcases overfilled with

secrets and fears.

We hit turbulence

when we try to scrap the sky

or waste time sight-seeing

and miss our flight.  

We stay cornered in

one-way and dead-end streets,

in backseats of slow taxis,

unable to make any progress.

We fall for tourist traps,

photo ops, and souvenir stores

forgetting they are meant to steer

us away from our destination.

But despite it all,

the impersonal hotel rooms,

the lonely, unfamiliar towns,

we must carry on with our lives.

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