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Moving Out
by Joanna M. Weston

she sold the branch
office to me last
Tuesday   gathered doors
windows  files  desks
clerks into a moving van
shipped the whole kit
via road and rail
with a tag on the van’s door
‘use it or lose it’
I tipped the lot
into the creek

where it created an instant
beaver-pond for ducklings
that cavorted among paper clips
until the truck rusted
desks fell on the dock
sailed out to sea
with Ipads for captains