I keep you in a basket

at the foot of my bed

that I can grab quickly

in case of fire

or other emergency

You are tucked in among

the postcards from exotic places

fading photographs

handwritten letters

greeting cards signed with love

and other mementos

of my past

that I can’t bear to lose


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

8 thoughts on “Mementos

      1. yes the cell phone indeed! and as you say the living things in our lives. nothing else really matters in the end. I moved a lot and slowly lost my connection to material possessions.

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