heathrow heisted my computer haiku

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locked me in the pen
immigration official
at heathrow airport

then he had bad news
all of your luggage missing
computer stolen

when luggage returns
by delta or TSA
never to be found

this the beginning
people who are not british
working everywhere

can count on two hands
all of the people we meet
working in england

he was an arab
immigration official
most of the others

darling fiance
genius in any language
gets me out of jail

they call it the pen
i call it airport prison
where’s my computer?

blown to kingdom come
myrtle beach or atlanta
i bet on heathrow

two hours later
you say i should buy a house
a few weeks later

you withdraw from U
take me to terminal four
my true love to three

you call the wrong place
it’s a long train ride away
he waits for hours

awake for two days
outside in the cold waiting
you page the wrong gate

both ptsd
you don’t know your own airport
gate three is not four

6/8/16
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