Poem 51: Unpacking after moving house

(The poetic form selected for this week is the List Poem)

Toilet paper!
Has anyone seen the toilet paper?
Does anyone know what box it’s in?

I need a drink.
Has anyone seen a glass?
Does anyone know what box it’s in?

Toilet paper! Hurry!

We need a wine!
Once found we’ll sip it from the bottle.
Does anyone know what box it’s in?

Toilet paper! Hurry! Hurry!

We’ll need a cork screw.
Where’s the cork screw?
Does anyone know what box it’s in?

Toilet paper! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Found them! Thank goodness!
What a relief!
At least I’ve found the Christmas decorations!


Does anyone know what box they’re in?

To hear the poem read aloud click HERE.

4 thoughts on “Poem 51: Unpacking after moving house

  1. Shubha Athavale

    Bruce, having just moved in September ( out of choice), I completely empathise with you!! Only last night I dreamt of moving small stuff ( we used large plastic containers) and woke up thinking there is so much unpacking to be done! I’m still having trouble locating the odd souvenir or Christmas tinsel that I needed for Divali decorations, cards and envelopes and some books!!! But never did we not find our wine glasses!!!! Thanks to my husband.

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  2. umashankar

    Beware of that warp in space while moving! There are many things which are rediscovered years later, some never at all. It can be a fatal occurrence if toilet paper rolls are involved. Incidentally, your post is not showing up in WordPress Reader.

    PS: I also enjoyed your description of ‘List Poem’ at Stagebarn.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Oh dear. Thanks for your comment re not showing up. I wondered why there were so few “hits” today. I just found the bowl that went missing 4 years ago! How fickle is life – about 4/5 of blogging and two likes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can only hope my mountain erupts!

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