Shelf-life of a Time and Place

by C. S. E. Cooney


are finite

have a half-

life, gather


with disuse


grasp one

it brightens, also


rough edges worn

details crumble



what remains

pale treasures

smudged prints of

the past


but follow

follow their trail

back and back, until–



for gene



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3 responses to “Shelf-life of a Time and Place

  1. csecooney

    I love you too. I loved your card to me. And I loved your post about Gene. Thank you for being so present this week. You are so very near to me, and so very very dear.

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