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Ode To Old Things
Samantha Walker
Founder of GTP

Here's to old things

and the space they inhabit

the way satisfaction with something old

crowds out new

crowds out more and more and more

Here's to my truck

and the two lives it's lived

though once manufactured

two

         hundred

                   thousand

miles, moments

compacted on one steel frame

Here's to old jeans

always, always better than new

patched, soft

jeans that know the shape of me

Here's to repairing

Here's to maintaining

Here's to cherishing

Here's to less

For me

sustainability

is an old red truck.

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