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.