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June 12: More

June 14, 2013


Just one more magazine subscription,
one more Pampered Chef party away
from my own episode of Hoarders,
I realize we now need less, not more.

With children grown and gone,
I fill their rooms with my books,
projects started, then forgotten,
so many keepsakes they lose
their value in the abundance.

I need, instead, more time to talk,
more open space, more sleep,
more rest. I need the freedom
to pick up and move if we choose,
without filling boxes of stuff
we’ll stack in another garage.

I need to give more—more
of myself, my love, the precious
resources that tend to dissipate
as the hands of the clock turn.
I need only more friends, and
yes, more love, and all of you.

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