April 7, 2009

Day 7: Regarding my possessions

Take the dresser for instance
the one we got from his grandma
and when it was delivered
it was the wrong one—the flimsier one
some of drawers barely holding on
to their glue at the seams
so that soon the middle one finally broke
and I used the front piece and some hinges
to make it into a secret cupboard
that stays closed with a magnet
(oh, my poor craftsmanship)
which is where I keep the happy birthday music box,
my hats, orange handbag and a green one,
a box of pretty game pieces,
a chinese jumprope, a tea towel,
and a picture of me ready for prom.

This is where I start to give things away.

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