Poemdog

Dogs 2019

EVERYTHING MUST GO
(8/8/19)


the decision
made

a company
closed

only
the disposition
of the remains

remains

a triage
of removal

keepsakes
or legal records
to retain

items
to be sold
recycled
or shredded

trash

with the
majority
of weight
leaning
toward refuse

bags

boxes

handtruckloads

off
to the dumpster

hundreds

probably thousands
of pounds worth

I see business
plans

fountain pens

business cards

project folders

placards
of previous
incarnations

decades
of dreams

efforts

and ultimately
failures

considering
their final
resting place

hopes
of the
living

of the
dead

until
finally

only
the people
are left
to walk
away

to their
own sorting