The Trunk

The property was bought at auction
Not many thought it worth a glance
Knowing the old couple that passed
I felt it my honor to take a chance.

Most of the belongings were worn
They’d please Goodwill just fine
A trunk found in the attic recess
Would be something remaining mine.

I opened it feeling a bit of intrusion
They had no heirs a legacy to leave
So all these cars, letters and pictures
Left me wiping a tear on my sleeve.

A lifetime together stored in a trunk
Mementos of 53 years together
I felt love, tears and trials shared
A piece of a picture of him and her.

Hours turned the tear to a smile
Confirming knowing them an honor
Digging a hole in my back yard
No one their life to again bother.

About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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