Airport Carpet

Airport Carpet

Green, blue, and cream swirls and angles
swarm around my toes and feet
as new winds try to sweep me away,
grasping at my hands,
my hair,
my mind,
my feet.

The whimsy and wonder of air
in my lungs, around my soul,
bring a smile to my face that can’t be
contained or hidden
from all,
from you,
from me.

It takes my breath, gasp by silent gasp,
‘til stars appear ‘fore my eyes
and flood my small, feeble consciousness,
seeping out of me
with hope,
with peace,
with love.

This poem was inspired by the carpet at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. I arrived at my gate nearly an hour and a half early, so I found (with great effort) a spot on the floor near a power outlet. I spent the next twenty minutes struggling to focus and find inspiration. Then I looked down and zoned out while staring at the carpet. When I regained conscious thought, I felt inspired by the patterns, by the trip I was about to take, by the wonder that is flying. I hope you enjoyed the poem.

Where did you last travel?
Do you enjoy flying?
What’s your favourite mode of traveling?
Let me know in the comments below!

Published by A Boggus Life

I am an eclectic reader and editor who solves Rubik's cubes, writes, draws and paints, and longs to live in England and France.

2 thoughts on “Airport Carpet

  1. Ferries are probably my favorite way to travel, barring anything over 6 hours and inclement weather.

    Also, the last place I went was New York City, which was a blast.

    Always enjoy your writing. 🙂

    1. I’ve still not taken a ferry anywhere, though I would absolutely love to. I’ve been hoping to take one the last couple trips I’ve made to Europe.

      I still want to hear more about those travels.

      Thanks! ❤️

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