by Zhihua Wang

Since I got used to sleeping
on the floor, I figure I can travel
around the world now. The nights

tossing in strange beds and beddings
won’t be a scene. Everywhere
will be the same: hard and flat.

I only need my small pillow,
thin mat, and warm comforter go
with me along the journey. Every time

I roll them into a bundle, squeeze
them into my suitcase, I feel
I’ve packed with me, my sleep.

Zhihua Wang is a poetry candidate in the Arkansas Writers’ MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas and is expected to graduate in December 2022.

Photography by Kenneth Godoy

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