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The Open Kimono

75-word poem

The Old Trunk

What secrets lie within?

Photo by Flora Westbrook from Pexels

There’s an old trunk in the attic,
filled with letters from Dad,
written from Paris, Frankfurt,
Hügelsheim, Montrésor, exotic places.

Should I open it? I wondered,
or should I be content with memories,
however altered by time they may be.



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Adelia Ritchie

Adelia Ritchie

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