Tired Of Collecting 2012

Tired of Collecting


I know it’s wonderful to buy, amass.

Such fun!

So won-


The floor to ceiling shelves with books.

(and then and when you die. those left look

at those books and say,

“My God, we’ve got to give this stuff away –

It’ s just too much!”)

Who else will love their smell, their touch?

Clothes of different sizes, drawers full, folded

Smooth, all ironed, waiting

For that right occasion.

Oh, I’m sated.

Poet, artist, mate and human being

Tired of collecting

For the sake of vain, illusionary

Aspirations gobbled up by goblins.


But tomorrow, woebegone,

I’ll be back buying.

And acquiring

Squirrel to the marrowbone.


Tired Of Collecting 3.3.2012

A Sense Of ‘The Ridiculous; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin



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