Kindred Spirits

There are thrift shops

And then there’s Goodwill

A Christmas tradition that

Never stops giving.


­­­­Choosing well-worn clothing

(Not new surplus waiting to be bought)

Requires some careful thinking  

While envisioning former owner(s).


Who were they, these kindred spirits

Liking the old and worn over new

They’d rather shop Goodwill than Macy’s

But for reasons they’ll never tell.