Everything

All these things
books in piles
clothes in garment bags
dinner plates for special occasions
and still looking for more.
Everything deemed
important.

Interest calculated
documents placed in fireproof safes
plans for bigger files
or bigger homes
more places for collections.
Everything deemed
essential.

Hoarding pleasing things
measuring success
in square feet or sparkling carats
everything eventually appeasing
estate sale seekers
waiting beyond
the locked front door.

2/10/2002  7am
Copyright 2012 Gregory Zeorlin
This poem is from the book "Around That House"
Copyright 2012 Gregory Zeorlin