Mytholder (mytholder) wrote,
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The Frequent Flyer's Catechism


I packed this bag myself.
With no other did I pack it.
As part of my preparations for this flight
I went out into the desert,
and built there a hermit's cell
Alone I lived for thirty years
Just so I could say
'I packed this bag myself.
It's good fun (if you're a hermit).'


There are no sharp objects in this bag.
Every edge, I sanded down
Until all was softer than lambswool
Until all was softer than a baby's cheek
Until all was softer than the mist on the hillside
Than the first breath of dawn.
It's a bit crap at being a bag now
But there are no sharp objects in this mush.

I carry no liquids onto this plane.
While in my hermitage I stood in the sun
Until I became like a lizard
Until I was bleached drier than a bone
Until every droplet of moisture was driven away
Until I became nothing but ash.
This cup of dust is all that I am.
Please rehydrate me upon landing.

No-one gave me anything to carry onto the plane.
I am unburdened by any such errands.
For safety's sake I eschewed the company of all kin.
My own mother I would not speak to
Lest I carry the memory of her words onto this plane.
You can't be too careful these days.

I shall remove my shoes before going through security.
I shall remove my belt before going through security.
I shall remove my outer jacked before going through security.
I shall remove everything from my pockets before going through security.
Strip me naked and push me through the x-ray machine
If it'll get me to my flight sooner.
Tags: lol or i stab you
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