Pack a Small Bag

What’s in yours?
     In mine there’s
          an object for every
year of my life
     that I anticipate
          happening again
once I have the time
     and the trick is
          this time
when the scars are about to happen
     I’ll be prepared.
          So for instance
that note you passed
     along the table
          at the cast party
I would already know
     what was written on it
          and I would hold onto it
As if I knew what to do
     and where to go
          instead of fumbling around
on a turntable listening
     to Cat Stevens think
          he actually saw the light

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher