Why do I want more rugs when I’ve run out of floor
And more paintings when I’ve run out of wall
More lamps when I’ve run out of table?
Today I bought three plates knowing
I already have so many
I could eat off a different one every night.
Yesterday I bought a bowl and two Utrillo scenes of Paris, framed.
Even though only the cat uses a bowl
And the prints are still leaning against the door.
I conclude that I am greedy
Some people collect money or friends or social causes
I collect objects and
Stuff them in a drawer, in a cupboard, on a shelf.
I gave the new bowl to my cat, filled with treats