- Vol. 05
- Chapter 01
Odds and Ends
There are only odds and ends here: once treasured vase, now a yawning, flower-less mouth; that seductive copy of Bovary, now stood up among true crime pulp; the lustrous tea set, garlanded like a smiling bride, now, chipped enamel, faded china plate; an unspoken encomium smuggled into Christmas wrap, now, a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug offering its fretted lip.
‘Dead Peoples Stuff for Sale’, grave grim grammar hawking this hoard, missing apostrophe, exclamation, and full stop.