“Sending Messages by Text” by David Hernandez


A plane from El Paso, TX
finally arrives in Sarasota, Florida.

 

A planned vacation for the writer
has him passing several food courts,
waiting in the baggage claim.

 

Free from a simple town,
the writer plans to see
the aquariums, art museums, zoos,
beaches, and other attractions
throughout Florida.

 

A mailbox waits to send his letter, encased in an envelope,
yet the writer refuses to endure another unanswered response.

 

Why should I write to them?
A shadow without a body,
whose friendships were never honored,
was seen without a purpose.
With fish as my companions
and the presence of a shadow,
I could finally live as a writer
without the mood to visit anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hernandez is from El Paso, TX. He has also been published by Down in the Dirt Magazine, CC&D Magazine, Feelings of the Heart, Home Planet News Online, Oxford Magazine, Eye on Life Magazine, and Zylophone Poetry Journal.