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Thursday, May 26, 2011


by Bill Costley

A barrel, a box, a basket, a bag.
What will to take to carry all
of my belongings? I need help.
to carry just the containers.
How far am I taking them?

Bill Costley has served on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.