Housekeeping – Poem by Ali Grimshaw


Where do you go after

you’ve swept up a dusty decade?

Voices of memories, dialogues of decisions

glinting pieces of effort,

shambled shards of mixed failures and gritty grains

of overcoming the odds. The minutes after

the disposal of what was,

a pause before, you’ve put away the broom.

Clean floor, the past no longer felt

between your toes.

20 thoughts on “Housekeeping – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.” Søren Kierkegaard
    Beautiful reflections!

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