Written by: ilene bauer

When packing for a trip to where
The weather’s always iffy,
It’s hard to know just what to take
So you’ll be looking spiffy.

The same advice is given by
Experienced conveyors,
And that is you should plan each day
To dress yourself in layers.

I understand the concept, but
The execution’s tough.
Some t-shirts, long-sleeves, sweaters – 
Will that combo be enough?

Or else my suitcase will weigh more
That I do, pound for pound;
And shedding all those layers,
That’s a lot to schlep around.

Whatever clothing makes the cut
Will be what I will wear;
And once I’m there, I have the feeling
That I just won’t care.