is not that box of stuff over in the corner of the attic
forgotten, not mine
or my bad self
shut up in that closet in the basement
that I put on every couple years
pack away under some old curtains and school papers
I default to real self, nice.
No that’s all me. Who I am.
Payback and natural consequences,
belongs to all me.
That is why we
am to my core
grateful, thankful, chastened, humble