Before I’m set to leave I realise
There is no space in my suitcases for the friends
and the memories
Everything is so full!
And the luggage is already
overweight (as usual).
I suppose I will have to put them in my heart.
I open myself up
and a quick scan of the organ
to ensure there is ample room, and there is.
I place them next to my family,
next to my old friends,
And wind them up with bubble wrap
To keep them intact for the bumpy ride
This is so convenient!
At the airport, I won’t need to join the “things to declare” line
(Because the most valuable goods are hidden inside.)
No customs fees to pay;
In my heart they will stay.