The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #783
(Week of 20 November, 2011)

Our garage (like so many others) is full of good intentions.

Ode to the Stuff in the Garage

O teetering piles of useful debris
Remainders and reminders of the mes I used to be
I want to keep you in my life forever, apathetically
Storage is a failure to accept mortality
O memories in cardboard, O projects yet half done
Old sports equipment pitifully promising new fun
Rusty tools and paper jewels and follies of the young
Springs awaiting opportunities of being sprung
Our time has come and gone but I still treasure what we had
And so I keep you close to me and how can that be bad?
I'd like to come and visit all the objects I adore
Unfortunately there's so much now I can't get through the door

Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman

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