Everything I Cannot Bear Is Here

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                        inspired by Letter Home by Pamela Alexander

Everything I cannot bear is here:

1) Clutter: half-filled cardboard boxes, labeled: kitchen, art supplies, obsolete electronics, books, books, books

2) Too much company but no help

3) Stupid stuff that we keep but never use: last decade’s prescription glasses, your mother’s junk jewelry, Spanish pesos in a cloth bag, adapter plugs from Southeast Asia

4) Disorder: desk strewn with papers, notes, a motion light needing batteries

5) Unfinished projects on the sewing machine, on the daybed, on the laptop

6) Fear of icy driveways, isolation, power outages, falling, wrong choices