Poetry Thursday: All the room in the world

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we're only renting

The car you drive

The house you bought

Those shoes

That ring

This muffin

It all passes through

like it was never yours

to begin with

(Especially the muffin)

I'm the caretaker

for now

of this hat

that fridge

these cells

and once my term is up

they will move on

to the next caretaker

in some shape

or another entirely

Be the container

that is clean and good

to hold these things

for the time they are yours:

these babies

those thoughts

this poem

And be prepared

to let go

at a moment's notice

(or not)

when the moment comes

And if you feel sad

or heavy

or small

let go

let go

let go

All the stuff in the world

is not half as wonderful

as the room left behind

once it's gone.



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