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  • expired insurance cards
    and registrations
    lottery ticket scan sheets
    a handicapped widow card
    (remove before driving)
    multi bit screwdriver
    toothpicks individually wrapped
    owners manual
    receipts for tires, oil changes, tobacco
    sunshades, the big dark green plastic ones
    to fit over son says old people shades
    socket and tool for my aluminum wheels
    a broken antenna for … something
    napkins/emergency tissues
    accumulated from Starbucks and Duncan Donuts
    and whatever place I was when I remembered
    a triple A battery in a package of eight
    from when I studied Russian lessons
    downloaded on my MP3
    spare activator for the garage door
    hers or mine....I don't recall
    piles of things
    I once believed
    I needed
    and envelope of trash
    waiting on disposal
    while I wait on the clock
    to see the doctor
    who'll tell my doctor
    if the other doctor
    can proceed.

    It's funny how your mind can wander
    in search of distractions
    even when you know
    there's nothing there to fear.

    At least the glove box is clean.
    I wonder how many times in my life
    I've cleaned up messes
    while waiting the main event to begin.

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