Tasha Lutek CC
I’m dismantling the cabinet we inherited
from the house’s former owners, uncovering
the pencil hashes he used to line the doors,
finding the bonus nail he added to hold the trim,
wondering why he didn’t smooth anything-
unraveling armoires one begins to feel superior.
See how gracefully I slide this screw from out
the brace; I’m tapping the nails with such love
they keep their diamond points; I can save this
hardware and wood for future projects—there’s no need
for savagery; it’s obvious from examining its creation
that this cupboard has had enough.
Jared Pearce's collection, The Annotated Murder of One, was released last year from Aubade Press (www.aubadepublishing.com/annotated-murder-of-one). His poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Triggerfish, The Rush, Your Impossible Voice, Xavier Review, and Adelaide.
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