(so that nothing is lost)
by Cynthia Knisley
Five, six, or seven, who will go eight?
A bargain a minute – don’t hesitate!
Lot 142, who wants this stand?
With a pot and a plan it would really look grand.
A box lot up next, just look at this stuff!
Drill bits and pliers, a tin of old snuff.
Two nice saws sold as a pair
to the man in the corner on the needlepoint chair.
A really nice cabinet – see the French legs?
Sold! Fifty dollars!
Look! Two weathered kegs.
One has some damage, “as is” it is sold –
the pair for a hundred – these beauties are old!
This must be the ugliest lamp I have seen.
It’s wild…unique…just for you, Mrs. Green.
A pair of white horses – a concrete garden set . . .
give $10, $20, $30, it’s the best value yet.
A rush-seat rocker – will someone give two?
It has a few holes, all you need is some glue.
When they were filled, He said to His disciples,
‘Gather up the leftover fragments,
so that nothing will be lost.’ John 6:12
Cynthia Knisley is a regular contributor to the RUBY magazine.