necessary preparations

Poem #112 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction

remembering the last time
he resolved
on this occasion
to be prepared

beside him
he laid out
a range of possible requirements

bow and quiver
filled with arrows

snorkel and mask

an evening suit
with bow tie

hiking boots

fishing line and a lunch-box
containing three cheese sandwiches

drinking glass
filled with water

chain mail vest

laying them down
within easy reach
he surveyed the assortment
nodded thoughtfully
to himself


they may not meet every possibility
but he felt
a little better prepared
for what may come

he placed a large hand-drawn sign
penned in a red
permanent marker pen

gone reading

opening the book
to the page
the line
where he had left off
the night before
he began
to read

© Frank Prem 2017

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