closets
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stereo wire. mismatched sandals, green tupperware
and dust. six spider webs. two spiders all
but dead and plastic bags and detergeant.

clothespins and belts and monopoly
and cancelled checks. dirt and clothes
and dirty clothes and blankets stashed
for next winter.

pictures love letters poems and
playdoh. rubik's cube and crop tops.

lipstick samples. tums and a vacuum cleaner.

envelopes and playing cards. stamps and
negatives. a maroon bear glove from college. manuals
and "how-to's" a spare. a map.

and receipts for my choices.

hli
(05/19/96)