Dusty Death


Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. These are from the 30 nissaggiyas: 3. Not to keep the clothing material meant for the tailoring of a robe more than one month at a time.

Dusty Death

dust on the box


the dark of the shelf

the seclusion of the resting place



since it was put there

out of the way

until its contents was needed

sealed for protection


decades later

that need went unfelt

the dust undisturbed

the contents forgotten

that rainy day

never rained enough

to open it


discard it without a look

or keep it

let go of the mystery

gift it

sell it

the space it takes

isn’t needed for anything

why hold on

does it hold back

does it lead

to other unopened

forgotten pieces of the past

whose past

no writing on the box

no indication of who

put it there

or when

except for the dust

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