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Baggage



Emily Yao (graphics & text)

I thought I could leave it all behind

at the airport in my hometown.

I thought I could shed the sadness

the overwhelming thoughts and

the dark shadows that loom within.


Foolishly enough, it even crossed

my mind that maybe a journey

to the other side of the world would

cure me once and for all.


But no —


It followed me on to the airplane.

It was right behind me as I sashayed

Down the Old City cobblestone streets.

It was with me at sun-kissed cafés

and on evening walks along the Schuylkill.


Depression travels.

And now I know what it means to be a weary traveler.

It has nothing to do with the miles under my feet

but rather

the storms that nest in my soul.





Haru Sukegawa

a thing about Lisa