gracious in defeat

i pushed closed the attic door,
forever banished now
those things too weary to bear.

months of life,
years even,
can pass,

a world of its own
unseen, up there
close,
but out of reach.

i keep the old boxes,
cover them in plastic,
muted outside sounds,
barely register,
my eyes pick out
small gaps, small lights.

i have closed that door for good,
gracious in defeat,
and in silent inward speech,
acknowledge the new role
of my hands, and my head, and my feet.

gracious in defeat

uncleblack

Joined February 2010

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