this is just to say: AWP and beyond edition

my yellow pants, my Danskos

my yellow pants, my Danskos

The poet has landed. I’m waiting in the airport for another poet to land. Meanwhile I thought I’d check in.

Items that made the cut into the suitcase:

  • fleece bathrobe
  • two pairs of pj’s
  • sweats (for evening wear)
  • skinny jeans, bootcut jeans, boyfriend jeans
  • cozy socks
  • flameless candle
  • 1 pound of tea
  • 2 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies
  • many books
  • slippers
  • the best I had of poet attire (meh)
  • the small pharmacy that keeps this gal patched together

Items that did not make the cut into the suitcase:

       (this space left intentionally blank)

So far the only snafu is that TSA (a) cut the lock off my suitcase to inspect it, and (b)during their inspection, managed to leave a ziploc bag open. Thank you, TSA, for the hair gel all over the inside of my suitcase. I don’t know where I’ll be when during AWP, but if you smell hair gel I’m probably nearby. Forgive me.

I don’t have an AWP bucket list — I’m just going to assume my path will cross with those it’s meant to cross with. I’m just going to try not to wear myself out, while learning as much as I can and enjoying the company of poet-friends.

After AWP, I’m proceeding to an undisclosed location (no, Dick Cheney will not be there). Well, I will tell you this: I’m going to an ISLAND to WRITE POEMS for ONE WEEK. BY MYSELF.

An ISLAND. BY MYSELF. Reader, can you believe it? I can’t, but apparently that is the plan.

I haven’t made any rules or promises to myself about blogging, Facebook, etc., during the next ten days or so. I might be around or I might not. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing I wish you well. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, take good care of you.

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