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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

 Fall  2011
Volume 8, Number 4

 

 

Baggage


By Mike Wood


Neatness is a goal

Baggage, like bones,

Must be stacked in a bin so

To conserve space, in hopes of

A full flight.


The type of cart, shape and style of bag…


I want to be alone here, building up my own layer by perfect layer

Of other people’s baggage; I’ll be complimented by the ramp agents

For my ability, as if muscle and design is proof of skill.


Mike Wood is a writer and critic. Before becoming unable to work, he was literacy programs coordinator at Crossroads Rhode Island, a resource center for homeless and disconnected adults. Currently he is a candidate for Zen priest ordination through Five Mountain Buddhist seminary. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and several cats.


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