Friday, May 27, 2011
Scent of life -- Poetry 2011
One less box:
dance recital outfits,
baby rattles, watches,
miscellaneous history –
an accessible time capsule
saved from her children’s lives.
Touching toys caught residual energy;
ignited a longing to hold her babies…
she imagined scent of new life.
Each item produced images of them
growing and outgrowing belongings …
she loaded these treasures into bags.
Dragged from address to address,
she had keep the past close.
Even though her memories fail,
physical ones clutter her present.