Having claimed an empty shell
the hermit crab's routine is enviable
shedding accretions in one uncorking squeeze
and onward to a more accommodating
elsewhere - if with such ease we could proceed
attachments would stray and waver as strands
perhaps Spanish moss or creeper
our roots, tenacious though, like those of obstinate weeds
scraping off the mud of years, stacking up the keepers
extraneous now, home's morphing more and more
a packing shed, a terminus, buffered by bubble wrap
its a refreshingly temporary feeling
- how else could we leave?
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Lilian has given us a multi-layered prompt for this week’s Poetics: Shed – and one I can relate to as of now
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