. rags .

made of cloth, for bandages, curls.

ribbons as is the fashion now.

rags for bandages, cut finger, wrapped,

tied a knot.

rags rolled in the war, women who

lost their sons, their brothers, pinned.

the pins that did not mend.

rags of clothes worn in poverty,

and art.

remember the rag and bone man. some of you,

nothing wasted. i tie your gift.