This is my first Five Minute Friday post. We are given a one word prompt and five minutes of time. No edits. Scary.
Here we go.
I keep many things
Old knick knacks from my grandmother’s shelf
Tiny dollhouse furniture
only to be looked at
Made of tin cans by a man she once knew
Its red velvet cushions not to be touched
A ceramic cat, curled up, unnatural yellow painted fur that doesn’t make me sneeze
The box my viewmaster used to be in
Other things collect themselves there now
Pictures and drawings
Cards from my children
Misshapen hearts constructed of red with flaky streaks of glue from a decade ago
Of all the things I keep I wish to keep a heart that loves
Full of forgiveness for the tattered bits and mismatched colors
the dust that clings to the corners
and sharp edges of all that is kept in my memory
Kept in my heart.
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