Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Rug

Her name was Ima Colektah
her window sills were over-flowing
dead flies and bees
her shelves always had room
just one more kitschy statue
little Swiss children, Hummels
elbowing Ken and Barbie
her 50’s era chrome dinning table
always ready, a complete eight place setting
off-orange Melmac dishes
mom went to Safeway each week
99 cents for each piece
she was proud of everything
the only thing that she regretted
the woman from Antiques Road Show
had a heart attack right there
and ruined the Veramin rug.

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