Friday, September 9, 2011

the envelope

The table top was covered with photos
he held up one to the light
examined it closely
passed it to his sister
their mother smiling slightly
then their father trying to be formal
then their mother and father together
no smiles in that one
just 4 by 6 pieces of paper
but more like spoons
stirring the pot of forgetfulness
he turned and looked at her
she nodded
they stuffed them back into the envelope.

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