Haunted Keepsakes

a poem on the mementos we keep hidden

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Home was just an idea I lived for

until I was old enough
to move away
and forget

a series of evictions,
repossessed cars,
and unpacked boxes.

The way I ran and
stumbled haphazardly

away from it

defined me more
than the way I lived it.

I don’t carry baggage or scars,
just a couple storage containers
in the back of my closet,

full of random childhood things.
I don’t dare open up,
lest I become her again,

that girl who put it all there in the first place.

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cynical poetry and research-based personal essays | poesía y ensayos

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