Shaker Style (Memory)

Shaker Style (Memory)

Shaker boxes, the real deal,
collected by Pat’s mother
Wild colors faded
Musty smells of herbs long gone
Captivating construction
Bent painted wood
Copper nails
Nested neatly
Promise a place for everything
A place that lasts
past the maker’s life
past the maker’s faith

They taught me to build
To honor their tradition
But my cloaks have wilder colors.

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