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Three things I rescued yesterday from my old home, Joan Fleming

In Joan Fleming, poetry on July 27, 2011 at 5:14 am

THREE THINGS I RESCUED YESTERDAY FROM MY OLD HOME

A radiator with wings
you can use

to dry your clothes on.
A knife I didn’t know I had.

It is a good knife
but it needs to be sharpened.

And a blanket
that smells like a cupboard now,

which is the same as the smell
inside old suitcases.

I’ve moved so much
but I still don’t know what to keep

and what to throw away.
I am like the inside

of a cupboard.
I want to hold everything

and never look at the latches.

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