January Clearance Sale

Red-ink ads scream
huge discounts
on well-fingered leftovers.
What I don’t need turned cheap.
I tucked the holidays
back into dark closets to gather
dust and regrets.
Maybe I should spring for one pillow.
Something to hold my head up
in feathers.
To punch below the full winter moon.

Tricia Knoll is an aging Vermont poet whose work appears widely in journals and anthologies. Her most recent collection One Bent Twig came out in January 2023 from FutureCycle Press. triciaknoll.com

See more of Tricia's work in 4.1

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