Baggage – Luigi Coppola


I am a neat freak
a packing machine
folding clean sheets
stack repeat
shirts are purposely
along the seams
until the buttons line
with the lining
collars are perfectly
to the pockets
all lovingly placed
in the suitcase
just in case
I ever go anywhere


Luigi Coppola teaches and writes in London, England. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize twice, he appeared in the Worple Press anthology ‘The Tree Line’ and publications include AcumenInk, Sweat and TearsIotaMagmaOrbisThe Rialto and Snakeskin.