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Boyhood Inventory

I have discovered a new poet and just had to share one of his latest. This one really struck a chord with me.

Poesy plus Polemics

Vintage Cigar Boxes From MuddyRiverTown At etsy.com Vintage Cigar Boxes
From MuddyRiverTown
At etsy.com

cigar box secrets
possessions with
powers of privacy
curious objects of
talisman childhood
artifacts taken as
innocent prisoners
of quiet discovery
culled from adventures
and escapades
brimming with fantasy

compass and whistle
flint arrowheads
penknife and snake
rattle fossils and
seashells a dragon
tooth world war two
carbine shell feathers
and rocks with some
eye-catching features
a dinosaur knuckle
a rabbit’s foot coins
from a buccaneer’s lair

all tucked in their
art-paneled vaults
among sneakers
and baseball gear
guarded by underbed
mists of incipient
unformed tomorrows
every possible future
just waits to emerge
from shadow to shape
that will someday
put all of these prized
secret treasures aside

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