the abandoned suitcase

at a station

or an airport

the abandoned suitcase

does not appear lost

misplaced or lonely

any longer

but is noticed immediately

for its solitary menace

in potential terror

destruction and death


in a ditch

or under a tree

the abandoned suitcase

does appear lost

misplaced and lonely


and is usually noticed

for the solitary promise

in potential reward

drug money or free clothes


in either case, travelers

beware of

the abandoned suitcase

About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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