Sunday, May 25, 2014


Modest lunchbox.
Preferably tartan.
Brodie or MacGregor.

No thermos necessary.

Replacement for brown bag.
Bologna and mayo on white.
Box of Sun-Maid sunshine.

How nice it would look,
conspicuous on the coat rack,
with books in the bicycle basket.

A lesson in contentment.
Maybe they couldn't be bothered.

Now I hoard.

Tool, document, tackle,
anything with buckle and handle.
Enough for a dozen lunches.

tk/May 2014

R.A.D. the way he rolls his Rs in Brodie and Mac... 


  1. I usually wait til I have written to read others. I'm glad I visited here. I think hoarding is a delightful pastime. Well done!

  2. If you put all those items up for sale, I bet you could make a nice sum!

  3. I sense a garage sale coming soon smiles; have a nice Sunday

    much love...

  4. Hah! we are on the same page!

  5. Ha.. yes sometimes a simple wish turn into a room full of thrift.. liked a lot...

  6. And i have miles of closets to clean before I sleep :)

  7. Cute! Love lunch-boxes: big and small ones! :)x

  8. Oh my gosh, this sounds so like me! I do believe my desire for them is because my Mother, never ever let me have one!!!! Hehehe!

  9. To have them around is a fun collection. Cute little things which can be utilized as well. Fun take Tess!


  10. Appealing nostalgic glance back at the lunch boxes of yesteryear...

  11. Oh geez, I've lived this. I went through a period, many years ago now, when I finally had the independence--and, apparently, the need--to pile up certain items I had wanted long ago. That scratched the itch, and I stopped doing it, but it was something I just had to get out of my system. This brought it all back. Nice writing, I should add!

    1. It didn't actually occur to me until a few weeks ago exactly why I was attracted to vintage metal boxes...all of which have handles and buckles...

  12. Who said theres no such thing as a free lunch !

  13. Books in the bicycle basket! I'm ready to go with you on that ride! On the way I know a good place to get antique lunch boxes! Lol! Loved your write you can do no wrong. Lol!

  14. I loved how you named each item in the starting verses... makes the poem so personal :) I used to love collecting lunch boxes :)

  15. A delightful read, Tess.........and speaking in native tongue, RAD rolls those R's beautifully!

  16. Enough for a dozen lunches....great poem.

  17. Oh, the way he read that! It was wonderful to hear…and see.



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― O. Henry (and me)