Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Don’t Hang On -- Poetry 2011
Hang on to or not…
where did it all come from?
Unlabeled family pictures,
she was even guilty of not
labeling her children’s images.
Miscellaneous clutter really,
nothing of monetary value…
hanging on no longer, she wobbled
between boxed items lifted onto garage
floor; sorting, letting go, recycling -
a pile of various size clothing
small to larger – an unfortunate
sign of aging expansion gains.
Having told her daughter that she
was lightening the collection,
forewarned, they only were able
to go through two boxes on her visit.
Dust impregnated items filled
the trunk overflowing to the back seat.
Impressive - not - so much more
relinquishing as she prepared to pass…