Tag Sale by Kathryn Sadakierski

The items you once owned,

And loved,

Are arrayed on the driveway,

Values affixed to all their years

On stickers numbered with pen.


Pages once read, thumbed carefully,

Will be creased by someone else.

As you parcel out these pieces

Of yourself,

They reach untouched corners of the Earth,

And you wonder about their reborn lives

With others,

What their stories are,

Or will be,

What led them here

To this book, unread chapters.

Will they laugh or cry

At the same parts you did?

How will the tales you knew

Be rediscovered,



When they walk away,

You feel the umbilical cord

Connecting you

To these things of the past,

And who you were,

Seem to


Only indefinitely;

With every ties’ severance,

Something new begins.
Photo by Meruyert Gonullu on Pexels.com

About the Poet:

Kathryn Sadakierski is a 22-year-old writer whose work has appeared in Agape ReviewCapsule StoriesEkstasis Magazine, Northern New England ReviewOrigami Poems Project, Poetically MagazineSilkwormSnapdragon: A Journal of Art and HealingThe Voices ProjectYellow Arrow Journal, and elsewhere. She collects vinyl records, vintage books, and memories, which inspire her art. She holds a B.A. and M.S. from Bay Path University.

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