Family absent
from a family home

from room to room

counter to sink

Prized silver
on a linen cloth

Depression glass
in a row

Books, movies
lined on shelves

Console stereo,
a centerpiece

Four poster bed

Empty frames
arrayed on a comforter

Haunting sepias,
no longer connected


Cashier smiling
at the door

Estate Sale
Last day

Half off

30 poems in 30 days

4 thoughts on “Possessions

  1. Your inspiration for the poem only adds volumes more to the imagery transcending throughout the poem. There’s so much crumbled family history, personal loss and shared struggle expressed in the simple words that describe the things we use to make a home. A chair is a just chair. An estate is just land. Or is it?


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