Today, our optional prompt challenges you to write a poem based on a “walking archive.” What’s that? If you’re unable to get out of the house (as many of us now are), you can create a “walking archive” by wandering around your own home and gathering knick-knacks, family photos, maybe a strange spice or kitchen gadget you never use. You can write about just one of the things you’ve gathered or all.
Cleaning spree yielded a box full of memories
with yellowed, peeling labels
I know not what I will find there
so, I am packing and putting away my heart
as I remove the cobwebs of present
to peer into the blurry days gone by
taking slow, halting steps down the memory lane
I see vignettes of past captured for eternity
some stories seem incomplete
memories seep in to fill the gaps.