I went through my clothes and threw away
Everything I wore when I was fat and
All the suits and fancy outfits from when I went to work
Along with everything dowdy, worn out, stretched or pathetic
I now have three things left in my closet.
I gave away six cast iron pots and
Everything needed for the dinner party I will never host
I packed up the extra set of dishes
And all the towels I kept from my first marriage.
Empty cupboards yawn at me.
I collected the magazines and books I will never read
And left them at the thrift store
Along with my collection of souvenirs.
My shelves gape bare.
I wish it were that easy to clear the clutter
From my mind.