SOL: Comfort

I miss the way you
smell, your hair, the way your chest
held my heavy head.

3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 133.”

SOL: Convincing

Nostalgia has
tricked you into thinking that
you were good for me.

3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 132.”

MIND: Vagabonding

Thus, the question of how and when to start vagabonding is not really a question at all. Vagabonding starts now. Even if the practical reality of travel is still months or years away, vagabonding begins the moment you stop making excuses, start saving money, and begin to look at maps with the narcotic tingle of possibility. From here, the reality of vagabonding comes into sharper focus as you adjust your worldview and begin to embrace the exhilarating uncertainty that true travel promises.

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel // Rolf Potts

SOL: Coping

I could be everything you want if you’d let me but
I bet I would be gone before you got to see it through
Somewhere along the way in one of the many cities
I’ve been to, I left my heart at a bus station, waiting
On the bench for salvation that will never come.

3AM Thoughts // AKA “At One Point I Got It, Then Promptly Lost It.”