Things I Found in Her Box #Na/GloPoWriMo Day16-2019

Prompt “Today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane. 


Things I Found in Her Box

A long skeleton key

A shorter skeleton key

An even shorter skeleton key

Another skeleton key the same length

A piece of a peace pipe

A tiny handmade coin purse

A handmade coaster

A twisted paperclip (to pick locks?)

A mouse pin

A maple leaf pin

A mouse stick pin

An unidentifiable pin

A bell hanging on a loop

A jingle bell

A miniature bell tower bell

A six sided bell

All had meaning for the collector my mother)


7 thoughts on “Things I Found in Her Box #Na/GloPoWriMo Day16-2019

  1. I really enjoyed this a great deal. The things we save carry stories often known only to us. Still I enjoy looking at the things others have collected and imagining the stories behind them.

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