Wednesday, February 23, 2011

each one of them

Half-dead poinsettias from five Christmases ago -- gone. Undergraduate textbooks, hopelessly out of date, for courses neither of us had any memory of having taken nor being interested in -- gone. Stretched, torn, faded cotton sweaters in insipid colors and unlikely sizes -- gone. Dead pens, old wall calendars, empty mayonnaise and baby food jars, baby teeth, report cards, letters from the gas company, metal dry cleaning hangers, empty shoe boxes, boots with broken laces, single earrings, inflatable globes, Young Scientist microscope sets -- all gone.

who knew there was an instruction manual?

March approaches, which may or may not be a good thing