Thursday, October 18, 2012

room to grow

life used to fit into itself
part and parcel
spare and square
with room to grow

a bowl of apples
on the kitchen table
take the best and the rest
tumble to fill the space

a box where trinkets
crowd each other
winking and blinking
with the passing of time

a kitchen drawer
with too many spoons
finding there is always
more to store

i sit with the bowl,
the box, the drawer
emptying and filling
longing for room to grow

*The photo is a few things gathered up from around the house. I am indebted to my 3rd grade son, who did his homework by himself so I would have a few minutes to write this afternoon.

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