Wednesday, April 3, 2019

npm19: all of the above 3

owning it

lift a lime, a loaf of bread
steal a scarf, a spool of thread
nick a nail, a bolt, a screw
all these things belong to you--

because you saw them, touched them, smelled them
then you listened as you held them,
now they live inside your head,
sneak into stories you can spread

©Heidi Mordhorst


  1. Heidi, I love the playfulness of this poem!

  2. Poaching the world for poetry! I love it! What a writerly life kind of poem--It would be a great one to share with students!


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