Bread and Clutter

Who cleaned out the attic
And held a garage sale, too?
A bargain for an old lamp
That always blocked the view,

A steal for some headphones
That didn’t fit my ears,
An earring from JC Penny,
And baby clothes from Sears.

There’s a faint echo to the room
That wasn’t here before–
Moving about isn’t dangerous;
I can actually see the floor.

The emptiness is oppressive
Like a bounce house with no air;
I race my words to all the corners,
But the fight just isn’t fair.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Poets Rally at Hyde Park
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:48:16

    a formal and beautiful one.

    masterful job.


  2. Poets Rally at Hyde Park
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:48:40

    Thanks for being part of Thursday Poets Rally …your input is valued…
    We are giving you the perfect poet award for week 71 today, enjoy!
    If you take it, please nominate another poet in your poem post, and leave your acceptance link under our award post, thank you in advance!
    Happy End of August!
    Looking forward to seeing you in the rally next time again!


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