Thursday, January 03, 2008

a new complaint

Plus one on the calendar and its out with the old, in with the new. A Christmas treasure given to me by you. A dragon scale, a petal from a petrified flower. A mantra repeated hour after hour.

A lack of space - something has to go. A heart shaped box - kept beside my bed, for thirteen years or thereabouts, since the days when those three words still meant something. And hidden within - a lighter, free with tokens on cigarette packets, from when I had nothing better to do than smoke. Two herbal throat sweets and one white pill. Three buttons - two black, one white (ownership unknown). One tarnished silver earring (ownership known). A little white crystal, quite possibly of magic origin. And a perfume sample that she says smells like rosemary while I disagree.

And something secret - something treasured that now needs to be set free, thrown away or returned to the sea.

5 comments:

dandelion said...

i can't help wondering about the unknown ownership buttons - i wonder if someone/thing is missing them... love and priceless advice...x

Kostas said...

No empty cold boxes, but very hot beloved symbols.

Ashi said...

A difficult decision I can understand, may you never regret it

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh this speaks to me, at once the unknown gathered clutter and the once precious that needs to be set free. And I am a great beleiver in achieving emotional freedom through symboloic setting free

Pearl said...

Nice those little tactile things that collect.