Lists so short, really unneeded
maybe just for old girls like me
or so long they seem conceited
on and on for two miles or three

Lists of food for body and soul
ones with chores we all hate to do
bills to pay, budget lines the goal
some directions highlighted blue

Lists collect the dear and dreamy
favorite books, a crafty line
feelings pour out, secrets steamy
privately kept, safely confined

Lists keep me straight whatever length
inky delight, an old girl’s strength