Friday, July 06, 2018
Gems and Memories
The one that lives out back, beyond my mind;
Down the path past the urgent guesswork file,
Behind the blackberries so hard to find.
I put stuff there that I want to forget,
Small embarrassments and stupid mistakes:
The spilled coffee that made my pants leg wet,
Or angry ranting about stale cupcakes.
I search there at night, when I’m all alone,
For much of what’s there is just junk to me;
But sometimes I’ll find a hidden gemstone,
Or I’ll rediscover a memory.
I’ll polish my shiny, refurbished prize,
And pretend it’s new when I show you guys.
Everything old is new again…
Posted by Mick at 11:44 PM