The planet is contained, but I'm concerned as it barely fits inside the space allotted. That's the trouble with trans-dimensional travel these days…carry-on luggage isn't allowed, and so I had to find a way to pocket it.

I tried a zip-lock snack bag, tupperware—even one of those condiment-sized gladware containers, but eventually had to squeeze it into a film canister. You know the type…black cylinder with a gray cap.

So now I'm waiting here in limbo, between one jump and the next, hoping that the extra mass I've brought aboard doesn't warp the space-time continuum.

a token from
his travels

# # #

Waiting For The Pop by Terrie Leigh Relf
originally published January 13, 2010



Terrie Leigh Relf lives in Ocean Beach, which is in San Diego, CA. She is on staff at Sam's Dot Publishing, where she edits Hungur Magazine and The Drabble. Recent releases include Blood Journey, a vampire novel co-authored with Henry Lewis Sanders; The Poet's Workshop--And Beyond; and two poetry collections, Jupiter's Eye and My Friend, The Poet, and Other Poems About People She Thinks She Knows.

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