Ever last minute,
2 suitcases exactly 50 pounds each
against 3 hours early to the airport.
Off like a herd of turtles
into Mombasa Road traffic
in the last moments together,
I love you.
See you on the other continent.
My passenger seat is empty
a tentative text that I’m in the area
since I know he works downtown.
A long shot.
As I pull away
he calls just leaving work
quick pick up line.
Discover we’re going the same direction
ready for home
delighted to have company.
Squeeze in a few moments together
before his bus stop
see you later
and we finish the journey alone
to rest at last.