And when that sorrow comes to you
as a fitted sheet after the dryer,
spread its inconsolable body across the floor
and start at the corners, pinching each edge
between your fingers as you tuck it
into itself until it is small enough to fit
on the darkest shelf in your closet.
Kelly Scarff works as a graphic designer and an editor. She is a graduate of Chatham University's MFA in Creative Writing program. Her poems have appeared in Apple Valley Review, 5AM, Nerve Cowboy, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook, "I Fall in Love with Strangers", is available from Liquid Paper Press.