November 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Reflections uncovered: the garage sale

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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Reflections uncovered: the garage sale

 

Everything on the first floor is for sale
wandering through the home
wondering
which treasures i would find
vibrations
loving family
echoed within my heart.

a large basket
with carefully
rolled textiles
called to me
moments later
an intimate
quiet
heartfelt
exchange

 

the mother described
her letting go
experience
i filled this home with colors
i never knew how much
they mean to me
nuture me
the themes of these colors
which won't work
where we are going.

someone calls her name
she leaves
as soon she will leave
her stories
who will she become?

 


I find two Indian drums
as a surprise for a friend
and a quiet
rich hue rug
her family
heirloom.

 

 


2 days later

 

I thought
i was too late
i decided yo visit again anyway.
someone was still shopping.
i asked if they were
giving away unsold items
she said yes
and soon created a space
for me to collect what I wanted.
textiles still there
i collected a few
an olive green with
flowers comforter
long scarves
items for friends
musical instruments

another
moment
voices shared
how hard
the sale had been
again someone
called her away.

 

i have shared
the treasures
i wrap myself within your colors
i feel their warmth
i create new spaces
for the fabrics
now
of our lives ---
as your stories
find places
to reside
within.

namaste.

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