Dogs 2014

TV JOURNEYS
(11/29/14)


I loved
travel
as a child

not destinations
particularly
but the change

the movement

the in between
of highway signs
gas stations
fast food
motels
and watching
television
in distant
environs

the network
programs
were mostly
the same
of course

but the news
weather
sports
time slots
commercials
and channel selections
varied sometimes vastly
from that normally
experienced
at home

I felt
a foreigner
in the same
land

deciphering
a different dialect
of a common
language

recently
I switched
from satellite
to cable

a reverse
trend
for economy
rather than
technology

the system
variations
have given me
a wonderful
few days
of childhood
nostalgia

my couch
seems to be
transported
furniture

"did you go
anywhere
for Thanksgiving?"

they'll ask
at the office
on Monday

I'll shake
my head
but smile
and think

yes

I traveled
extensively
via LED
screen