Pack up and go, that’s how I roll
The wheels on the bus are turning.
I gotta fly, don’t ask why
Kiss me goodbye one last time
I’m on my way.
The gears of infinite time
Just keep clicking into place
Clocks wait for no man.
Not even the backpack traveler.
A well-worn wallet containing currencies
decorated with conflicting leaders
World banking in my back pocket.
I am the black-haired stranger.
Passport handled by the entire U.N.
Stamped inks from the finest natural sources
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
I fear if
I don’t visit the world now
They’ll cease to exist.
All devoured with time,
Erased from textbooks.
I see men buy mail-order brides
Wedding stories far more interesting
When the relationship is spontaneous. Not paid for.
Ignorance is inexcusable,
Living in the same area code for a lifetime unreasonable.
If we lived in another’s shoes, or moccassins, or chonclas,
Maybe we’d have a little more difficulty
Bombing the house with the floor that bore those soles.