You said you would always keep them.
Do you still have them?
Are they with you
or in storage?
Have you ever re-read them?
Those letters were when I first thought of myself as a writer.
Would reading them now do any good
or is the memory of becoming a writer enough?
I have yours.
They are all nestled together in a box in the garage.
Would their co-mingling tell a complete story?
I don’t think so.
In our hearts
and our memories
Our fading memories hold the story.