Taking a sentimental journey

Wary of the dangers,
voyages only dread
No need for Thomas Cook
to travel among
the dead.
No bags to pack
no bills to pay
your pets
can stay alone.
No need to guess
with GPS
What’s up or
Where’s the drone.
You join the stream,
the American dream
where the greedy
and homicidal play,
From where seldom is heard
even one honest word
to Hell
where they mean
what they say.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..