Poet Commentaries

Garage Sale

“x” marks the spot
I had choices of course
I never knew “y”

Birthright for sale;
placed next to my regressive genes.
and Jimi Hendriks vinyls.
“hardly used”, “like new”

The wooden words
of “Love” “Joy” and “Peace”
went first.
I remember scrolling them
on a screaming bandsaw
with a dull blade
waking the neighbours.

I remember collecting
all the cut out bits
and painting them black.
“Life’s little expletives”

She did not laugh
and those bits aren’t for sale
but just now
she lowered the price
of my regressive genes.

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