Stuff I Decluttered Today - Bonus List Poem

Stuff I De-Cluttered from Mom’s Guestroom Closet The white bustier I wore under my wedding dress that still has chocolate stains on it

My back-up bridal veil

A shopping bag of ribbons and cards from my 2004 wedding shower

Four pairs of chino-type pants that were never really my style and never really fit

The beloved Norma Kamali tiered silver-grey silk chiffon and fringe dress I shimmied all night in at my best friend’s wedding in 1999

The flowered Lily Pulitzer bridesmaid’s dress I fasted for six days to squeeze into for another friend’s wedding and felt it was worth it

My first skirt suit, wine-colored wool with silk lining, from Barney’s Beverly Hills, that my then-mentor told me was made for me and I had to buy

Another skirt suit, basic black stretch wool with stretch silk lining, Piazza Sempione from Barney’s 2 World Trade Center, RIP

A different skirt suit, darkest midnight blue with cream pinstripes, Armani from Barney’s 2 WTC that made me feel like a sexy young female Gordon Gekko

Another skirt suit, a dark grey stretch wool cloak of power with tiny electric blue pinstripes, Piazza Sempione from Barney’s 2 WTC

A summer skirt suit, pale grey structured gossamer magic by Piazza Sempione

Three pairs of the same black stretch wool slacks even though they might still fit

A vintage crocodile handbag plucked from a b-list star’s donate pile I never used

The Harley-Davidson bomber jacket my husband got me that I wore the one time I went on his motorcycle

A box of California Bar Review study guides

The book, “Alternative Careers for Lawyers”

Ski goggles

To all these things I say: Peace and release. Thank you for your service.