and I'm in the process
of abandoning the familiar,
leaving behind those comfortable
necessaries I cannot take with me.
Even for a two week trip,
I'll miss these accessories
that give structure to each day,
the sewing machine, three bookcases,
that cushioned chair, my comforter.
Well, the laptop travels, as does
a journal with blank pages,
for I would not leave behind my words.
What is this trip but another journey
of letting go?
|Japanese Gardens at Manito Park (October 2015)|