Room in a Suitcase for Two

Poetry on the awkward jitters of excitement that come with packing for a home away from home. Enjoy!

Shoebox

Memories in a shoebox fall out
one by one –

A button of laughter,
A thread of tears.

Graceful is the spillage,
Funny is the downfall:

One by one,
Out of the box,
Spill all my years.

 

Two Homes

Stuffing, folding, packing.

Shelves on top of
Shelves, undone.

Creasing memories into perfect folds,
Pressing laughter and jubilation into angular sections –

One by one
A sock, a hair-tie…

Summer nights fit into a box,
Tears curl into a pocket.

Days on top of
Days, packed:
Memories in a box.

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