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Dead Peoples Stuff For Sale

So I should know. Yes, I knew they were no longer with us. I didn’t know if their past possessions were antiques, or nearly new, or even used or slightly soiled.

Dead Peoples Stuff For Sale is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers with the theme Breakout for the month of September.

 

Dead Peoples Stuff For Sale

 

Dead Peoples Stuff For Sale

“Tell it how it is,” the manager said,

when she asked me to write the sign

and design the promotional material.

”Something eye-catching

and straightforward.”

Well,

I usually knew the owners,

and the people who were once owners.

I’ve lived here long enough,

longer than she has.

So I should know.

Yes,

I knew they were no longer with us.

I didn’t know if their past possessions

were antiques,

or nearly new,

or even used

or slightly soiled.

But I knew the one time owners,

knew they were no longer with us.

So I did as I was asked.

It was a snappy caption,

I thought.

Certain to grab the attention of

potential buyers.

Yes,

I always follow instructions,

I explained at my next job interview

and I know how to tell it how it is.

 

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Lynn White
I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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