Adam Mish


I have a padlock

I don’t remember the combination

it isn’t locking anything

I keep it in a cloth bag   and rarely think of it
until I need something in the bag
and I see it
and wonder
and wonder   why I don’t just throw it out
since I don’t remember how to open it
since   it does nothing

but I never throw it out
it goes back   in
   the bag

to wait   for me
   to remember

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