by Stefanie Bennett

Downsizing, I watch the livestock
Of my years take hold:
Masked personas, animal,
Tree and rock...

Should I carriage away
The disposition of
A grandfather clock, its bell
As sure as winter chill?

The tenanted pot-pourri urn
Aflutter? Books
With spine
When credit's due?

Moving's an unaligned monologue.
Could it be
The 'fiddler
On the roof's'

In free-fall!
The rain
... Mariah.

Illya's Honey Literary Journal

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