So I spend most mornings
awash with grey light
clicking through photographs
of places I mightn’t visit
but I might – and that’s what counts

How much is a plane ticket?
How much is a life alone?
Have I friends left in California, Tokyo
here or even back home?

My dreams are not yours
and I save every penny
but what for?
Because I never did click ‘confirm’

I’ll look at the pictures
of careers and of places
but I will stay here
haunted by visions
of what lies beyond grey light



Filed under Poetry

6 responses to “44.

  1. septembersrose

    This longing, to be elsewhere…it can be so strong and become such a dark place. But I feel it often. Wonderfully said.

  2. revealing… I tend not to click ‘confirm’ either

  3. Unlived life. Haunts us all.

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