Monday, March 24, 2008

Fading to Grey

Fading to Gray

An empty chair
Untouched books
A yellow “J” as a Father’s Day gift
Bright orange hunting vest...
Cockleburrs and all
Well used fishing poles and tackles
Old Spice after shave
Unused pills
Black Mason’s shoes
Rolled up pant cuffs
A blue Gerdes stump removal hat
And a worn red flannel shirt
Folded up glasses
Bypass surgery scar
False teeth
Curly gray hair
It’s odd what can and can’t be remembered
Memories are so important
Some are pushed back to the recesses of the mind
As they fade to gray
But never completely disappear.

1 comment:

Jae said...

Thank you for posting this; it's excellent. :)