The Box

Vasily Kandinsky, Accompanied Contrast, March 1935. Oil with sand on canvas, 38 1/4 x 63 7/8 inches (97.1 x 162.1 cm)

I’ve a box
in the closet
to keep the past
old letters written
returned unopened
addresses unknown
pictures of old friends
gone to fading sepia
of names forgotten
And now & again
I’ll look inside
in search of
who I was

“What kept him from remembering what it was
That brought him to that creaking room was age.” ~ Robert Frost

Artwork by Vasily Kandinsky


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to The Box

  1. deuxiemepeau says:

    We seem to always need reminders, this is just lovely and so relatable Peter. Happy New Year

    Liked by 1 person

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