5 MARIE KONDO ERASURES
In forever you find
work and 80
your past. Approach
because most prefer to
Your span is only once.
I realize my habit of taking care of my younger brother was my favorite pastime. My mother wasn't actually able to fold my dream of saving that roaming thing. I knew nothing about water, the tank in between two kids, our contents, the poor storage. If only there was one long space. If I had assumed it was true. If I had a time machine. If you still could begin when halfway. If you are by nature.
A DAY AND FOREVER
If all at once, it's already wrong.
change. When I encountered the shock
I could see parts that had never been
visible. Every one of them the root
when I was devouring one day,
the following day? I could not keep pace
One at a time unable to stop. Overcome
temporarily. The space itself. Does it
in a tidy room? What is the moment
Would you experience
I never tried.
I experience myself
You will feel
Resist even when
I let you be.
After the third floor dropped in,
related to cloth. As you apply
The folding pulls taut wrinkles,
bodies where frayed or worn.
like bookshelves laid flat. Some mimic
You connect the light at impossible
lines that slope heavy to your heart.
you fold in half. You damage your folded feet
loose at the top? Do you divide not to be
If they don't spark joy, what does one do with artifacts of grief?
The source text for these erasures comes from: Kondo, Marie. (2014). The life-changing magic of tidying up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. (Cathy Hirano, Trans.) Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.