Thursday, November 1, 2007

Collector's Item

Collector's Item

I watch you sleep in my bed tonight and wonder,
What am I going to do with you?
I could put you on the shelf
where I have put the ones before you.
No, dust does not suit you.

I could place you under the glass with Mother's thimbles.
No, there are no pricking needles.

Maybe in the book with Daddy's stamps.
No, age won't turn your corners up.

I remind myself that you are a man,
not a neglected doll.

Why didn't I think that with the others?
I left them to rest there.

One day they were just gone.
I never thought much about it.

I think you might be different.

-Heather McChesney

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