Douglas stands on an address book.
Javi on a backup drive.
Telehealth guidelines and procedures
are spread on table top
at the bottom of a parakeet cage.
There are rules for black powder weapons
in this house, this poetarium.
There are rules to establish order
in five hundred civil war books.
The Lord’s Prayer.
There is no spoon.
like business cards
and certifications of appreciation
for long term donors.
Poems stored in manuscript boxes
marked by year
litter the floor and shelves
along with three-ring binders
waiting their turn
to be full again.
copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney
Douglas is a toy stuffed animal elk.
Javi is a toy stuffed animal javelina.
A poetarium is a artist studio for poets.
In this case The Lord’s Prayer is a poem by Tani Arness