Tagged: moving

carrying home new

carrying home new
books, with a freshly printed
library card in

your pocket, is a rare reward
for leaving behind all you’ve known
.
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the dining table

the dining table
for the rest of our
lives, our first and
last, arrived
at sixteen minutes
past four this
afternoon, a
seventy-year-old
danish lady, with
a few wrinkles and
countless stories
tucked into
her sleeves, wrapped
carefully against the
first of december’s
chill, stepping out onto
the curb, in the
arms of gentle robert
.
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saturday morning,

becoming familiar

becoming familiar
with new streets starts
with forgetting old
ones, making room
for new turns and
bumps in the road,
so that there is less
chance for
tripping and falling,
getting lost – still,
we need more time
.
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putting things away

putting things away
takes time and energy – we
enter week three with

our negotiation skills
intact, unpacking, restoring
.
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on day two, it felt

on day two, it felt
like the messiest of all
vacations, waking

up in a different place to
call home, unpacking, unpacking
.
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on the morning

on the morning
after, there was less
light when we awoke
at five, right back to
unpacking after a
move, more
light in every
corner where boxes
continued to be
lost, then
found
, the same
amount of light
in our hearts, having
made it this
far, cityslicking
.
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first things to carry

first things to carry
over – flour for bread, rice,
noodles, abundance,

happiness, hospitality,
and good fortune – move-in day
.
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floating between two

floating between two
spaces are cardboard boxes
packed with memories –

to be insured or not insured,
that is the recurring question
.
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between neighborhoods,