Poem: the traveler

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the traveler

by luis s. gonzález-acevedo

–december 10, 2018–
springfield, ohio, usa


travelers lose a little something of themselves
to those they visit, then leave behind.
what is lost becomes a journey’s wealth
of gifts received in turn from hosts that unwind
the love and knowledge voyagers take along,
gifts they get to keep or share as they move on.


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