Thursday, June 18, 2015

I once wanted

I once wanted
crystal and bone china …
now, a new broom
with long, stiff bristles
for whisking up debris

—A Hundred Gourds, 4:3, June 2015

3 comments:

  1. I love the contrasts in this one--it captures the whole story of how, over time, life changes (and, I might say, matures) one's perspective on what matters.

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  2. Indeed - one of life's little truisms: one's sensibilities do tend to move from "things I want" to "things I need" as time passes ... probably a good thing for body, soul and planet ... though there's something to be said for the occasional "treat".

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