Friday, January 15, 2016

Poem: On Traveling the Walk

I’ve traveled.

Traveled far enough to know
what traveling actually means:

·         confusion
·         vacation delusion
·         itineration variation
·         miscommunication
·         obfuscation

Slight mispronunciations
offer sights usually left unseen.

So, I’ve walked.

Walked streets with similar names
where strangers make friends slow:

·         Old Market Street
·         Rue du Vieux Marché
·         Antigua Calle del Mercado
·         Oude Markt Straat
·         Alt Marktstraße

Sight gives rise to views
often slighted by guide books.

I’ve traveled so I’ve walked.