Wednesday, August 28, 2013

excess baggage (a long overdue sequel)

I just realised today:

My new passport
it was issued, my dear /

on your birthday.

So, every time
I travel somewhere in this world,
by land or by sea;

I will take a
part of you /

with me.

And, if I am asked
at Customs:

"Do I have anything to declare?"

I will answer
with a straight face
and a lighter heart:

"Only the tale
   of a mermaid that got away..."

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2013.

"Sending out an SOS to the world..." (Sting/The Police)

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