Sunday, April 22, 2018

Packing Boxes (Day 459)

The things, the things...
Glasses from Long John Silver
which my grandmother saved 
for me
for decades
A doll I’ve had since she and I
wore the same size clothing
Art supplies I use
art supplies I don’t use and 
art supplies I may want to use 
again   someday
How they anchor us to the past
How they overwhelm the present
How they obscure what might be
And yet
Some things ask to be released
Others wait  patiently
for me to be ready to hold them
for me to be ready to release them 
for me to be ready 
   to move
       into an unburdened future

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Pixabay

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