Disruption I invited took me out
of house and habit, for a quarter year.
I packed away my comforts, moved about
three miles to the south, into a sphere
of love and friendship, where I learned what plays
on television from a network feed.
My nights included ads and talk; my days
had games and shopping trips I didn’t need.

I moved back home before the work was done,
and as the space allowed retrieved my gear.
Locating stashed accouterments was fun,
except a pair of treasures disappeared.
I found my father’s dog tags pretty soon;
the mirror hid till Sunday afternoon.

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