Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

For Us Pack Rats, I Offer You Mrs. Barrenger

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The Babble of Mrs. Barrenger


In the attic of my heirloom home

live tied boxes of bundled letters,

stiff and yellowed as old bones,

chipped flowers, children, and friends.


It has been suggested I throw

them away—those framed girls are grown,

handsome boys creak by like men,

slow as my eye across the wavering page.


But still, the pile breeds, one box begetting

another. And I am afraid of forgetting.


Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt

Copyright 12/8/08


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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