Friday, October 10, 2014

Treasure Case – v3

Family memories
scraps and treasures
preserved on shelves
behind panes of glass
frozen there on the wall
hanging images of our past
of our families, together
covered in dust, in cobwebs,
most without note, provenance
lost with the passing
the matriarch, her memory
of the things, their deep meaning
who they originally belonged to
the hands into which they passed
triggers of stories, feelings,
smell, touch, connectedness
the living of our family
framed, saved, treasured
kept for a reason
living pieces of us

edited October 10, 2014
Treasure Case – v3

edited August 3, 2014
Treasure Case – v2
June 1, 2007 20:32
Treasure Case

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