in the work that must be done
    the release of pain
    & the renewal of friendship

    each to her or his own work
    & each to one another’s

    box upon box of everything
    that is needed in your world

    bed & refrigerator
    are balanced on this day

    chairs, records & shelves
    books, small precious objects
    each eventually to its place

    the old space is cleared
    the new space is filled
    the old home is relinquished
    the new home is embraced

    like a new love
    you will probe for its secrets
    & forgive its faults

    in the work that we share
    the satisfaction of knowing
    love & friendship are there
    among your possessions
    to help you make a new home



© Bob Rixon