Books, aromatherapy kits, and sheet music—
objects that have lived in the presence of people
and will need new owners to remain relevant.
The cups would like to be adopted as a set,
the spaghetti measurer is skittish around children.
Someone has left a newspaper balancing
between two levels of a tiered table. The front page
glitters with bad news, anything good
is tucked into metaphor: a rollercoaster
of emotions later the dog returns unharmed
and the family resumes its battles against
the perils on page 1. No one wants to buy anything.