We like things tidy:

story endings, homes, lives

chasing loose and scattered

objects as the year comes to the close

We tie things into knots –

fancy bows, sailors’ knots, Celtic art –

in the name of those tidy ends

we spend our time

fighting against the messiness of life

latching the door against the old

rushing in with the new

but we carry it all with us

literal or metaphor

every spill and every stumble

remembered on the journey – Caroline A. Slee

The Close

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