Long layover, Part 1: Queen City Kitchen

How long can I sit
nursing a small coffee ’til
I’m kicked to the curb?

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Travel itinerary

I draft spreadsheets, each
detail a talismanic
ward of protection.


Too old for pick up
and go – live in the moment
shit, but…what the hell.

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Hear myself rambling
on, using sixty words when
six would do, and cringe.

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Inside ease comfort
outside unpredictable
so hard that first step.

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Poor business decision

I quit my job to
work on my haiku blog. Chance
of millions, slim / none.

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On cutting off long hair

Strands layered, length chopped,
I change, shed years, fears, regrets.
Why’d I wait so long?