Filed Misc.

The contents of a hanging file folder
spill out like an overturned glass of wine

A pack of Sow and Grow seeds, 300 mg
that sound like a maraca
when you shake it
A receipt for a Paul Klee poster, Blossoms
in the Night, $27.07 including tax
procured from the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, 2007
A sticker from a Napa Valley winery with an acronym
that makes one smile: VGSH
Very Good Shit Happens
and a folded list
in my late father’s spidery writing:
shoes, walking stick, jacketwarm

— Shikha Malaviya, from Geography of Tongues

T. S. Poetry

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