Possessed Poem by Dave SmithWhite

Possessed



The excuses, the usual suspects, like warding
Off some recalcitrant, lurking evil.
The smell, not of poverty, but of riches.
Accumulating things:
Towers of ancient newsprint,
Totems of fading memory,
Touchstones of a lost forlorn love,
Vast aggregations of stuff,
Like the building of a minor galaxy.
I can't move!
The mass overpowers yet comforts me, lauding
My prescient acumen, not hoarding:
Preparation - stitches in time -
You know.
I can't give it up!
I can't give anything up!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: mental illness
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