Another haibun commenting on my trip. To learn what a haibun is, go back and read my previous post


Aoife said, “We all have our Blackberrys, and we use them to check email and to text, but the Americans, they’re all …” and she hunched over her smartphone, twiddled her thumbs to demonstrate how app-happy we all are. Our New Yorkers, constantly on their phones, texted each other secret messages about other people in the group, answered emails from the office, amused themselves with game apps. I kept my iPhone in airplane mode the whole trip. Hardly used it for five days.

with only a pencil

and an empty 2004 Texas Poetry Calendar

I record my trip