Do not buy something so practical as speakers
at the thrift store.
No one gets rid of a good pair of speakers.
When we move,
they are the last thing we pack,
or we do not pack them at all.
We place them on the passenger seat
of the last load
and we plug them in as soon as we get
to our new home,
to make it our home.
And only when they have said
all they can say,
and sung all they can sing,
do we send them away.
Do not buy speakers at the thrift store.