candidly speaking

peruse faded photographs
of family members in sepia tones
subjects squint, seem to laugh
from ivory lace-covered bones

years before your difficult birth
they lived youthful, even carefree
genes may pre-determine girth
but dreams expand poetically

refile old photos in manilla
and stash them under bed
we should organize into album,
shove in shoebox coffin instead

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    May 01, 2022 @ 20:03:20

    Three tubs of photos and albums fill storage spaces for all of our families.

    Reply

  2. Nan Mykel
    Apr 28, 2022 @ 14:57:17

    Reblogged this on NANMYKEL.COM and commented:
    Yes! Right on!

    Reply

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