For The Sunday Whirligig: Whirligig #212
tremulous, customs, wander, holds, separate, love,
forgotten, traditional, architecture, woman, city, remember
Woman alone, standing between
two separate architectures.
Doric columns of past,
remembered loves held
in cardboard boxes stacked
shoulder-high in two closets.
Black cursive ink on white covers
define suggested traditional destinations
Mind wanders to back country road,
where leaf covered branches arc to create
ever changing patterns of sunlight
and shadow in present moments. Like
old behaviors waiting to be customized after
next week’s move across this
old/new city of my birth.
Only prayer is that nothing
essential will be forgotten.
Elizabeth Crawford 6/21/15
Notes: Have been packing for a move across town next weekend. When I read the wordlist, I felt a close to perfect fit to what I have been experiencing. Filling boxes with old memories, some loved, some still questionable. At the same time, trying to comprehend what the changes will mean in routine matters and all the different new settings and surroundings. Tremulous is a good word.