To use

“Where I come from/ would I go back? If yes, reload me….” ~ Lo Kwa Mei-en

Every day I turn over
my little basket of change

and count how much is left.
In the closet, blouses I’ve yet

to wear: a glorious sunflower
yellow, a nubby linen like sand.

On the nightstand, stacks
of beautiful books.

Now I promise to use
instead of save. Now I am

a receptacle of promise. Today
is a good day to collect.

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