take stock

bed, dresser, night stand, cradenza
bookshelves, table and chairs
clothes basket, rubbish bin
end tables, coffee table, floor lamp
aquarium and no fish

frying pan, kettle, blender, French press
measuring cups and spoons, cutlery
plates, bowls, drinking glass, mugs
oven mitt, rags, cloths, kitchen towels
martini shaker

screwdriver, tape measure, wrench
socket set, hammer, stapler and staples
utility knife with retractable blade
leatherman multi-tool (gift from brother-in-law on his wedding day)
lighter fluid, WD-40, compressed air

computer speakers, headphones, computers
digital camera, video camera, TV with VCR

backpack, duffel bags, collapsable clothes hamper
shoulder-bag, suitcases
shoe-shine kit, alarm clock, electric razor
eye patch
collection of old keys, padlocks
tealight candles, hackey sack, devil sticks
barbells, tension band, yoga strap
remote control helicopter
will never fly again

pants, shorts, shoes
tees, long sleeved, dress, polo
sweaters, zip-up, pullover
sweater vests
ties, bowties, belts
hats, sunglasses, necklaces, wristbands

eight tropical plants
Japanese peace lily
Buddha pine
spider plant

VHS tapes, DVDs, Cds, home videos, books
photo album, not filled to capacity
photo album from my sister’s wedding
scrap book of childhood memories
binder for music sheets
binder for headshots, resumes, documents and stationary

moisturizer, cleanser, alcohol-free toner
Q-tips, cotton balls, lip chap
shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash
lavender bath foam
toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash
deodorhant, shaving gel, razors, aftershave
aloe vera cream
one roll of toilet paper

one apartment, two bedrooms
no roommates, no pets, no smoking
a bottle of rye whisky and cigarettes

wallet, change purse, money clip, almost empty
chequing account – almost empty
credit card – maxed out and overdrawn
charge card – accumulating overdue charges
phone bill -overdue
cable bill – overdue

this is my life, but this is not me
this is not the person I am
I hope I am much more than this
because this
is not much

Published by bernardsbarnes

Writer. Artist. Performer. A little boy dreaming of the stars.

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