Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Travel Acrostic Poems

(A fun poetry exercise...not looking for a prestigious award here)

A fourteen-hour flight, one-way
Unlimited snacks and movies, at least.
Sydney is our first stop
Touring the Opera House, of course, and climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Really, it’s like any other world city, but very, very expensive.
Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast is next
Liability laws must be very different here.
I hold a koala and a Tasmanian devil, feed kangaroos, get kissed by a dingo.
A stuffed version of the Tasmanian devil comes home with me.

Photogenic city, too pretty to be bombed in World War Two.
Rude hotel employees tell you “no vacancy,” despite your reservation.
A beer costs less than a bottle of water.
Get a glimpse of Kafka’s birthplace and a brothel he liked.
Unforgettable trip, except for that night you were drinking absinthe.
Eat a grilled cheese sandwich slathered in mayo while drunk.

Night people are my people
Eating greasy pizza slices at 3:00 a.m.
Walled in by endless skyscrapers
You’ve never seen so many people in one place.
Options are endless, you’ll never be done with this town.
Ride the Metro to the Bronx
Kill some time at the Strand.

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