Poetry: Devon Balwit’s “Time Travel”

////Poetry: Devon Balwit’s “Time Travel”

Time Travel 
Devon Balwit

No sleep on a red eye, just
a rotisserie twist that wrings
me, gritty and sullen,into
another time zone. No magic,
just a wrenching of the will,
a wrestling with arm rest
and seat back, a baby wailing
deep in the ears. Equally adrift,
I am kin to the too-loud woman,
the man on the far right.
We pray in unison with each
judder, congregants of metal,
speaking tongues of fear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author:
Devon Balwit is a teacher/poet living in Portland, OR. She has four chapbooks—How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press), Forms Most Marvelous (forthcoming with dancing girl press), In Front of the Elements, and Where You Were Going Never Was (both forthcoming with Grey Borders Books). Her recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Non-Binary Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, The Almagre Review, The Stillwater Review, The Tule Review, Red Earth Review, Front Porch, and Watershed Review.

 

Image: Street Art Documentary Series in Barcelona by Thomas Williams @theskreets on IG Street Artist, @christianguemy

 

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