Tara Schuster

the proof of the pudding is in the eating

Please pick up your things

I packed up your things-
those affections by the door,
all into a cardboard box-
stamped through to Epidaurus-

If i send you this box
of lilies
of oysters
of references to Salvador Dali
you would probably return to sender.

And here i would be-
with a cardboard box of affections-
not meant for me.