The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #881
(Week of 23 August, 2015)

Max has been keeping some of his toys and rocks and things in the convenient pockets of my shorts. It got me thinking about how much of anything in our lives really belongs to us a hundred percent. Answer: not much.

What's Mine Is Ours

A little boy has found my pockets
He's claimed them for his very own
Storage for his figs and crockets
His bits of trash and captured stones

And pricey shoes leave pricey tracks
Across the threshold of my home
With permits, fees, and property tax
And one tremendous long-term loan

Tendrils infiltrate my wallet
These cards and numbers I'm assigned
I don't control how I'm defined

The only sacrosanct domain
Inviolate and wholly mine
Is the inside of my personal brain
Though I have my doubts about that sometimes

Copyright © 2015 by Dave Grossman

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