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

7 thoughts on “Mementos

  1. Is it true? Can it be so?
    That the most precious
    Of memories are the ones
    That carry though time
    Both sides of the coin
    The coin of love
    Ecstasy on one
    Devastation the other
    Discovery and loss
    Paradoxical and


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