Useless Objects

I am a collector of
small objects
Just large enough for a shelf
Or a box
Or a windowsill.
Beautiful, impractical things,
Dainty, pretty things –
Useless objects;
I gather them.
There is a teapot –
It fits in the palm of my hand.
I bought it today
It has little holes on top
Made to hold incense
But
I took it as an invitation
For elves to drink tea with me
Anytime they desire.
Useless objects;
I gather them.
There are Christmas ornaments
Strung against my walls
With 10 calendars
From various years gone by
And dried roses from my Love
Hanging from my ceiling.
A box of old letters here,
A collection of cameos there,
And some fabric and some ribbon
I’ll probably, maybe, most likely not
Use someday.
Useless objects;
I gather them.
I am a collector of
Small memories
Just sweet enough to hold onto
Just small enough for most people
To forget
Oh to forget …
Small memories,
Little moments,
Like tea pots that fit in my palm
Old memories.
Useless objects;
I gather them
I gather them all.

Useless Objects

lilynoelle

Detroit, United States

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1 AM rambles on an empty stomach and achy head. Not great, I know. ;)

Proud to be Featured in Every Little Thing You Do, December 2010

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