A Pantoum on Canceling a Trip

The couple decided, in light of the dog’s death,
to take a holiday away from the routine —
so they got out the travel books
and they began to dream of where to go.

To take a holiday away from the routine —
it was their plan but also away from their grief
and they began to dream of where to go,
but half-way through looking at the books,

It was their plan but also away from their grief,
but could not deny that they were seeking to flee
but half-way through looking at the books,
they decided they wouldn’t enjoy a minute

but could not deny that they were seeking to flee,
so they just set the books aside and
they decided they wouldn’t enjoy a minute
of the trip, so they drew deep breaths and cried.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s