I always travel light. I like to be
as unencumbered as I can arrange.
I want my back relaxed, my fingers free,
and so for airplane comfort, I’ll exchange
some toiletries and extra shoes and gear
for compact case (I barely take enough).
I savor foot room. I don’t want to hear
“Reserve the overhead for larger stuff.”
It’s like the punishment conservers get
whose water use is ever at a low.
Then comes the drought, and regulations set
a lower level than accustomed flow.
So overusers needn’t much contract,
and careful are the penalized, in fact.