Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They’re all that’s left you

Simon And Garfunkel – Bookends Theme

A picture.
A photograph kept
beneath the drawer liner
for lack of a finer resting place.
Traces of tears dropped in perpetuity,
pocking the still portrait of you when life
bloomed in your brilliance. A static image left
in constant memory, a reminder that the remainder
of my days will be without your smile, your loving wile.
It lays still as you lay still. It is buried as you have been buried.
Well preserved save for this random pattern of droplets left in your
wake. I take your memory within my heart. And I do miss you. Still.

© Walter J. Wojtanik


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