Pat D’Amico


Extra Storage Space

On the day that I cease to be,
My stuff goes to my progeny,
And then Goodwill should get a bump.
The rest of it goes to the dump.
Just one more thought, if I’m allowed:
Whose job is it to clear my cloud?

Pat D’Amico is a former school teacher who lives in Kirkland, Washington. Her verses have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Light, and Lighten Up Online. She contributes regularly to Northwest Prime Time, a newspaper for readers over fifty in the Seattle/Tacoma area.