Poet’s Corner: Inheritances

Inheritances

By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna

A will legally transfers property

of the deceased’s to survivors.

The basis of giving a mystery to rivals.

Contested wills can prompt sibling

estrangement, allliances and “lawyering up.”

A family feud? All want to fill their cup.

Lucky me! I’ve received doozies.

Wonderful leaded crystal glassware

lounge in their case.

To serve my guests would be a waste.

Handstitched pillows …

covered with willows.

“Bed in a Bag” or Nordstrom’s

sale on 600-thread sheets

fills my sails.

Fireplace tools have no place — alas.

We have forced air — gas.

Sixty-six pairs of salt and pepper shakers;

guess there were no takers.

An infamous “kitty klock”

I would have tried, but

it was cross-eyed.

My enthusiasm died.

Where’s land, my farm?

Found out Cousin Ralph got it.

Twenty acres, burned buildings;

he had a fit.

It’s in South Dakota, so

my Cuz doesn’t give an iota.

Decoy ducks; not one is carved wood.

And, having glass eyes, they should.

Mikimoto pearls they’re not.

A peeling, plastic, pathetic string yet.

No way that necklace will

ever adorn my neck!

A beehive honey jar

that won’t be filled.

Diabetics is what we are.

All-in-all, it was nice to be remembered.

Maybe you’ll think your own will

should be dismembered.

You could sort, designate and donate.

This done while you’re with us,

will prevent later fuss.

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