Tuesday, October 19, 2021

One day soon............................

 When I moved from one house to another

there were many things I had no room 

for.  What does one do?  I rented a storage

space.  And filled it.  Years passed.

Occasionally I went there and looked in,

but nothing happened, not a single

twinge of the heart.

As I grew older the things I cared 

about grew fewer, but were more 

important.  So one day I undid the lock

and called the trash man.  He took


I felt like a little donkey when

his burden is finally lifted.  Things!

Burn them, burn them! Make a beautiful

fire!  More room in your heart for love,

for trees!  For the birds who own

nothing—the reason they can fly.

Mary Oliver,  Storage

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