Sarah Bartlett|Loneliness Lesson #1

I teach by example.  I teach on Friday nights.
I use the bed as a diorama.  The chest of drawers
stores baby clothes I once fit inside:
my body holds bodies that went before.
I curate my box of souvenirs.  Everything is labeled
with place and date.  I have a folder with
your name on it—I want to include you
on my tax return.  I consistently make mistakes
but I’ve signed up to stop caring.  I’m putting
the welcome mat out where no one can see it.

(Stolen from over at Sixth Finch).


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