what do you want?

there’s a list of things i’m definitely keeping
and a list of things i’d like to keep

an old picture of my grandfather on a bicycle
in morocco during the war
a coffee table with questionable corners
that inspired our first trip to the er
a handmade sock that you made for me
but never finished
a painting that sam gave us
that you never let me hang
the white chairs that you bought
which i swore would get ruined by dogs and children
everything that isn’t white
and everything that still smells like it did when we first got it

i want all the things i remember that i’d like not to forget
and, if it’s possible, the things i forgot that i’d like to remember

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