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We are selling all our stuff on Facebook
Marketplace; Pfaltzgraff candlesticks, Lenox
picture frames, Pampered Chef pizza stones. Like
it or not, it all has to go. The average

American household contains over
three hundred thousand items and I am
not proud to report that I have done more
than my fair share. In the description box

I choose my words carefully; pitching the
vintage rotary phone, rustic wine rack,
beginner’s snowboard, electric roaster
(includes buffet inserts, great for parties).

At last I am in search of no thing—
only time
and the kind of windswept
silence you can find at Jones Beach
at the end of September

pretending it’s still summer
without the crowds.


Susan Barry-Schulz is a licensed Physical Therapist. Her poetry has appeared in The Wild Word, SWWIM, Shooter Literary Magazine, Barrelhouse online, South Florida Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, Panoply, Bending Genres and elsewhere. She grew up outside of Buffalo and now lives in a lake neighborhood in Putnam County, NY with her husband and one or more of her 3 adult children. It all depends.

© 2021, Susan Barry-Schulz

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