Drawers Of My Memory

Each drawer that I fill,
stores something past

The future spread out
on the bed

As each one closes,
its memories sleep safe

Dreams quilted
and looking ahead

Layered inside
and kept neatly stacked

In silence,
their stories unfold

Each drawer front embossed
with a message they share

“Open Only If Naked Or Cold”

The dresser sits quiet,
its handles untouched

As new history begins
with each write

And construction resumes,
a new dresser is built

To store words yet to clothe
—and delight

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on December 24, 2016

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Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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