December 16, 2011 § 2 Comments
The very last item he tried to pack
Was his fringed plaid corduroy bathrobe.
When his suitcase wouldn’t close,
He shrewdly knotted his shoelace collection
Into a confusing array of zigzagging strings
Which would serve as a hammock
As well as an expandable clothes bag.
Even better, with enough hot water,
He might shrink the sagging net into
A watertight shoelace Quonset hut.