Friday, April 17, 2015

Taking Things Apart

The movers start
by taking things apart.

Our table lies on the rug,
legless and upside down.

Shelves get disassembled;
beds are left in pieces.

One mover dismantles
my Ping-Pong table, saying:

“Our guys in Ohio will
put everything back together.”

Which makes me wonder
about my ripped-apart life.

Exactly who’s going to put that
together again?


   from Moving Day by Ralph Fletcher

1 comment:

  1. I sent this to a friend who's moving. I assured her that we're in this together.

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