In the past people went on pilgrimage
to churches, holy wells, or healing pools.
Many odd pilgrimages continue,
but most people now make fake pilgrimages
through television, YouTube, media.
Businessmen make pilgrimages to hotels
where conventions supply a tech update,
advice on marketing propaganda,
changes in law, insurance policies.
Academics go on pilgrimage
to seminars for new job connections,
discuss books, lobby remote editors,
even meet potential lovers, spouses.
Me? My pilgrimage is to the back yard.