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This is about the things we leave behind.

The Stuff of Life

Yacht_at_mooring_wood_blockby athena kathy15 Dec 2014

Dog-eared photos, post-it notes
Dry cleaning ticket for a coat
Lists of things now long forgot
Receipts, reminders (…but for what?)
Jottings, doodles, threads and strands
Packets, pencils, plots and plans
A bright idea now out of reach
A piece of glass found on a beach
A ticket for a getaway
A coupon for a giveaway
A note you cannot throw away
Recipes for canapés
And things that have
Seen better
Days
Seeds
And beads
And bits of
Fluff.
It isn’t much
But just enough
To show
That you were ever here
Treading earth and breathing air
In that place and on this day
Just
Fluff
And stuff,
and
D
N
A.