Drag out the duffel bag
And stuff it until the zipper
Pinches your new clothes
For the harsh winters you aren’t used to.
Slide in a few photos from high school,
Tell yourself you’ll keep in touch.
“We’ll talk every day!”
But you won’t.
Rehearse your speech: name, major, hometown
Favorite ice cream, what you did this summer.
Pack your hiking boots and swimsuit;
Adrenaline helps form bonds.
Test your suitcase
Make sure it isn’t too heavy.
If you can’t carry the weight on your own,
Leave it behind.
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