Each month, write a new collection.
DownsizingWe were trying to thinkSmall house:We wouldn’t need closetsWe’d share an officeWe didn’t need a laundry roomAt leastWe didn’t skimpOn the showerWhich is the biggestThing in the house — nowI look at my blue willow dishesAnd 3 closets full of clothes andMore books than the rabbi had According to the mover.And the purse collection.And all the pictures —original artAll of it beautifulAnd IWonderWhereAm IGoing toPutIt all whereAmI GoingTo PutMySelf.
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Forgive and forgetIt wasa part timejobI needed to workTo get out of whereI wasa place of shamea time of confusionof agonyto have a motherwho gave me backmy rent I had given her for the last six monthsLet me go back furthertrying to get into the Air ForceThey refused meI was joyful in my AWOL mistakeMy recruiter saidI committed politicalsuicideI was happyNot me I was not a Soldierto go killthe enemyMy mom took me inafter being away five yearsThen the envelope cameAll my rent I had given her for the passed six monthsGo find yourself a moteland start over Here is your moneyTough loveMy God how can I Forget thatShe was my momand I had nota place to stay
i think of selling my priceless dreamssome dayswhen i am brokerthan brokei think of sellingmy priceless dreamsof kingdomsin the dark and crownsi hand madewith lovely stars formy queen of the nightfor just enough penniestoget a fix