Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Building Cairns

PSC / 2012

Building Cairns

No one’s left
who knows the whole.
What remains are but bits & pieces –
stories retold, old Polaroids,
 mementos, and family photos 
arranged, assembled like a jigsaw
including only those morsels
we’ve chosen to recall –
a recollection of smiling souvenirs,
a portrait purged of all the painful parts
an entire lifetime condensed
into a scrapbook
of keepsakes.

PSC / 2018