Packing and unpacking your life
in Banker’s Boxes, Suitcases. Wardrobes.
Carries an unpunishable burden for one,
for others later on, when I am gone,
seems like a penalty for a lost letter or two.
The stuff, the possessions, the gifts, the artifacts
all bring to the memory the good times the sad times
we need to let go.
Letting go in life is one process, — in our passing
the burden is punishable on the living.
The survivors remember, outlive the artifacts.
For now, the comfort is in the solace. Alone.