After layoff in Richland after
moving into the 65-a-month prefab a
packing crate in an empty lot with
peach trees good for writing the
novel and the broken camping
trailer in the backyard left by

the previous resident the landlady said
was past moving use it for storage I
cleaned it out one day after
morning writing unable to resist
boxes full of dusty mystery stale smelling
like old abandoned houses worn out men’s shoes
pulppaper jesus tracts horoscope
mags stacks of newspapers saved bottles and
one box marked