I am not good at Getting Ready.
Some people take many full ziplock bags. Medicines. Creams.
A friend asked yesterday if I have underwear made of travel
material. I do not. No pants with pockets to hide
my passport no odd vests with zippers and pockets.
My first big trip so many years ago I spent about a week
choosing earrings what earrings would I wear on the
ninety nine dollar train that went anywhere in Europe.
They should dangle and move, but how? In the end I chose
a pair that looked like loose grapes color that changed
light kind of green but yellow too I’d gotten them from a small
store on P Street in Washington D.C. The owner a woman
in false eyelashes said I’m not sure about those earrings but I
was sure and happy to wear them and on this trip to India
when we take long trains to Varanasi to everywhere else
I will wear earrings too.