Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

The Packing List

What I would not take:
Phones, computers, or watches with insistent little lights.
Anything that starts with a lower case ‘i’
followed by a capital letter; ‘nuff said.
Clothing that might accidentally be considered fashionable.
Crossword puzzle books, board games, or anyone
who talks too loudly.

What I would take:
Comfortable shoes for shuffling through leaf mold, scrambling up banks, and slithering over slick stepping stones.
Layers. Layers are good.
Tank top, tee shirt, sweater, windbreaker.
Peel them off like onion skins when the sun gets high.
A guitar, some paper and a pencil,
Matches and a candle or two.
A toothbrush, a sense of wonder, and someone
who understands the eloquence of silence.
I might bring a comb.



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2 thoughts on “The Packing List

  1. I like this a lot Linda – a good, satisfying list poem. 🙂

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