I like the word “Resilience”.

It’s a huge rubber band

tucked inside my catch-all drawer

by a wiser me

for a rainy day.

Later, it will turn up forgotten

under the couch somehow,

dog-chewed, weather-worn,

and I’ll think, “Huh.

I wonder what

this is for? I’d better keep it.

Maybe I’ll need it someday.”

And inevitably,

I do.

Things you might find in this writer's catch-all drawer include: child's artwork, university ID, dog treat, half-written list, & poem on a napkin.

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