we have never been trained in tidying,
simply moving things from one place to another,
making stacks, buying plastic containers,
renting storage units, and buying more to
fill our empty souls.
how many cans of black beans does one need,
after all, apparently six in this household.
and how many types of oil, or vinegars,
mustards or jams, soy sauce or gravy boats.
the book says that in tidying, one's life
is forever altered, for the better.
Certainly, I experienced happiness
at this accomplishment, but wonder
if it will stick.