Re-purposed Baggage


In this suitcase, tonight

I pack no concern

that this round of chemo

will result in sepsis for my child

or her newly transplanted kidney

will clot off

and die


This bag holds only

walking shoes

a journal adorned with zombies in various stages of decomposition

two pens

my digital camera with infinite capacity

capable of capturing in sickness and in health

a nightgown of spun silk, so delicate, a warm breath could melt it

October 2011

© Julie Ayers


About Julie Ayers

Seasoned apocaloptimist, keen admirer of well-placed words, fierce mama bear of extra special children, black belt hugger, and advocate for a fashion rebellion which elevates the most human of hearts to socially acceptable outerwear.

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