This is wonderful, John , and works so well on both a literal and metaphorical level. I too keep trying to clear out the attic, like your poem, both literally and figuratively. It is so difficult to discard of the objects that represent good memories; oddly, it can sometimes be even more difficult to clear out those things that represent painful memories. Thank you for reminding me of this truth.

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.