Y’all need a receipt?
With that routine query
she hauls away
my goin’ out and doin’ duds,
my airport, hotel, and committee gear,
my struttin’down the street togs,
respectable church suits,
So much that was my life, gone,
swept away in a flood of years
with nothing to mark its passing
but this small ritual of surrender
in the lobby of a Goodwill store.
Sharon Scholl is a retired college professor from humanities and contemporary world studies who convenes a poetry critique group and serves on too many fine arts boards. Her website, freeprintmusic.com, maintains a free, originally composed library of music for many occasions. Her poetry chapbooks, Seasons, Unauthorized Biographies, Remains, are available via Amazon Books.