Work in progress for We Write Poems: http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/prompt-26-its-post-your-poems-day/
Collections of collections – I know folk like that.
You can’t move in their houses for all the tat.
Things may be tangible,
visible, countable, easily saleable.
Kick those things straight into touch:
Better far as a collecting habit:
friends, virtual friends, neighbours or kin,
kindred spirits: you can’t have too many –
for life support through thick and thin:
cheer when we’re gloomy, grumpy or sad,
fun, when the mood is right for a laugh,
‘She loved her friends’ my epitaph.