Milton Crum


Milton Crum Poems

1. Does It Hurt? 3/15/2013
2. Downsizing 10/10/2013
3. Autumn Housecleaning 2/25/2014
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Autumn Housecleaning

We’re cleaning house,
but it’s not spring cleaning;
it’s autumn cleaning—
the autumn of our lives.

In our minds, we’ve cleaned out
notions of boundless vigor,
prospects of doing it all,
with endless time to do it.
We’ve admitted a loss
of get-up-and-go.

Out go the trail maps
of hikes anticipated,
but never taken,
of exciting terrain
never explored.

Clear the shelves of books
meant to be read or read again,
when there was time.
But the time never came,
and now we know
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