Baggage Claim

watching them spin around the airport terminal

arrived from many places

cocaine hidden in Aunt Dorothy’s panties

or tacky souvenirs wrapped in a t-shirt

can luggage go unclaimed?

airlines lose the baggage we need the most

really what do we need to carry?

sitting on a bench I watch others claiming luggage

black uniform suitcases tied with scarves

bright purple hard sided cases

expensive Louis Vuitton luggage one treasures for life

for myself…I hold a small leather carry on that sees me through

many arrivals and departures…long ago I left baggage unclaimed

without a forwarding address or name on my luggage tags

so the airline can’t force a baggage claim


(c) Amanda Wilson 2013



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