I think this piece has a lot of potential :) Honestly, I do. And it isn't too shabby to begin with, either. I like that you used hoarder, a more physical phenomenon, and translated it to the emotional side. Honestly, I would definitely be the hoarder your poem describes, holding on to memories and thoughts for hope that that will comfort and soothe me, when really they just cause pain.
i think the Hoarder idea is really good...and the first two stanzas and half the last one convey that so well...i don't feel the last two lines quite fit...at least to me...i wanted an ending that fit more with the "hoarder" idea....the "
tidal wave" seems to come out of nowhere from a different poem altogether.
but saving up the memories, not letting them go...they build up like junk in an attic or basement or trailer and eventually crowd the speaker so much that he or she cannot find a way to the door.