Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mag 48 - Sorting Out
Looking through the boxes
Things once too precious
To toss out
Put in boxes labeled
Memories and keep sakes.
Photos of people I don't remember
Out of focus ones of those I should
Theater programs for plays I was cast in
Christmas cards from relatives long dead
An address book with no zip and area codes.
And a couple scraps of paper
Inscribed with first lines of poems I didn't write
Sheets of music I never played
Pieces of a person I loved once
Who somehow escaped the box.