Leaving For Trip, Packed Light

Pearl Promises To Take Good Care of It.

Pearl Promises To Take Good Care of It.

Leaving For A Trip, Packed Light

Goodbye Husband.
Goodbye Dog.
Goodbye Computer.
(What!? Computer!?)

Long hug, Hubby.
Quick kiss, Pup.
(What!? Computer!?)

Internal digits finger
charging cord, covet
chromish cover,
as brain like a conjoined twin about
to be cut cries
clinging to its external memory–all those little rows
of iPhotos, white blocks of docs–
with the hardest of

Hubby hugs again, gently.

I leave tomorrow for a trip to India, but I left my house a couple of days ago on a rather circuitous way to the airport (i.e. stopping to work like mad in my office in NYC.) I decided, for lots and lots of good reasons, not to bring my laptop with me on the trip. Agh.

(PS Before anyone feels too sorry for me, I am lucky enough to have an IPad. It is a marvelous device, but a bit difficult for those, like me, whose vision is faulty. I am referring here to both inner vision, as well as the external kind.) (Ha.)

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16 Comments on “Leaving For Trip, Packed Light”

  1. ds Says:

    Have a wonderful trip! India is on my (quite lengthy) bucket list. And I don’t believe you need worry about your inner vision.

  2. claudia Says:

    smiles…i find it hard to leave my laptop behind…smiles..but looks like pearl will take good care of it..smiles…have fun on the trip karin…enjoy and greetings to your daughter

  3. hedgewitch Says:

    O brave soul, voyager into the unknown, beyond the laptop (but at least you get to keep the lap) and boldly going where so few of us would be able to go! I think it will be very freeing, k. And I bet your eyes will gradually adjust to their new taskmaster. Have a wonderful, mind-expanding(hopefully not lap-expanding but o well) trip.

  4. Sabio Lantz Says:

    Bon Voyage — and happy times with daughter (right?).
    Just recently reading about prosody (see my little diagram), I learned of alliteration as a prominent prosodic element in Germanic and Old English poetry. And your poem was pleasantly packed with it.

  5. Karin Wiberg Says:

    Travel safe–and enjoy!

  6. janehewey Says:

    You are lined-up for a wonderful, memorable trip.
    Glad you went w/ the IPad and left the laptop behind.
    A bit envious of your trip and mostly very, very excited for you.
    I would love to read of your travels when you get a moment.
    Bon Voyage. Namaste.

  7. brian miller Says:

    travel light k…enjoy yourself…enjoy time away…i would love to visit india at some point…so will pearl be writing in your absence? smiles.

  8. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Ha! So true to life … Have a good trip …

  9. Kim Nelson Says:

    I often travel sans computer, so can totally relate. That anxiety is usually abated by lots of photography!

  10. Pamela Says:

    See you when you return, Karin. Have a wonderful time.


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