Packing List

Four days and four nights,

I was packing for a long weekend.

But, coming out of the pandemic

the trip felt monumental —

a black one piece bathing suit,

linen pants in two colors,

two Roller Rabbit tunics,

a light blue embroidered sun dress,

tan leather sandals,

olive green shorts and

a leaf print tee,

plenty of underwear,

face lotion and sunscreen,

and three books to read.

But, layered among the tangible

artifacts of travel,

I packed brimming optimism,

and a very tired psyche.

Watching the bag round the carousel

at the Key West airport,

I smiled,

knowing I had packed just right.

*inspired by Isolation Journal prompt #180 with Joan Didion’s packing list

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