Reflection on a Photograph of My Garage

For NaPoWriMo day 25 and this prompt about Imagist poetry from Real Toads. I took a photo of my garage and went from there. 


To the left hangs my mother’s white tank top

Next to my brother’s green work shirt:


There is space between his things

And the pink shirt with tiny white polka dots

To the left hang my dad’s shirts, blue and black.

Look closer —

See the laundry baskets, one of which is

Half-empty, and behind that, the box and bag

Of clothes that won’t be worn again, that

Will be taken to Goodwill (eventually) —


Close to the door, a big blue suitcase

That hasn’t yet been put away, and an

Old round dartboard — years since anyone played.


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