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Ode to a Junk Drawer

 

junk drawer messy

Writing201 Day Eight

prompt: drawer

form:ode

device: apostrophe (speaker in the poem addresses another person or object)

 

Ode to a Junk Drawer

 

The place where collective clutter is dumped

Why do you get such a terribly bad rap?

Doesn’t everyone have a junk drawer in the kitchen?

I’m most happy to admit ‘tis one in my own life.

Like a place where wayward thoughts and orphaned paragraphs reside,

Where batteries, paper clips, coupons, pliers and chip bag clips hide.

 

Oh little junk drawer, what would we be without you?

When children need an extra unopened toothbrush pack,

Or Dad is looking for a piece of tape and the way to finish a project with glue.

You hold such treasures, I’m always amazed to regard your myriad secrets,

Cleaned popsicle sticks, pens, and a favorite antique sealing wax,

Mom found the perfect tool for the job, right down to some yellow colored tacks.

 

Oh little junk drawer, how you long to be organized with care,

In one fell swoop on spring cleaning day.

We gathered all your contents sorted and arranged so well,

Scissors, a couple of good forever stamps, and a tiny travel pack

complete with comb, nail clipper and emery board,

A gift from Aunt Mildred, I continue to hoard.

 

junk drawer clean with magnifying glass

 

Journal prompt: Do you have a junk drawer in your house? What do your drawers generally look like, if you are willing to share. Write about the contents.

 

 

 

 

 

Author:

I'm a writer, artist, and spiritual intuitive. Illustrated journals are my passion and I've been journaling since childhood. I believe in the power of sharing stories together. Working on a memoir.

2 thoughts on “Ode to a Junk Drawer

  1. Bravo, “Where batteries, paper clips, coupons, pliers and chip bag clips hide.” dances beautifully on the tongue. Every one has one of those drawers, but this ode had me feeling an attachment to it. I was so proud of the make over it got at the end. Thank you for sharing.

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