memories

Captain Black

CAPTAIN BLACK

As his scent
lingered in the air
long after
departure,
her heart and home were wrapped in
memories of him.

2017-09-26
P. Wanken

 Shared at Poems of Garden Gnomes.

 

I remember smelling my grandpa’s pipe long after he passed. I’m not 100% certain that Captain Black tobacco was what he used, but my very distant memory recalls the tin shown here.

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Past Fears

PAST FEARS

My journey has taken me to many places around the world…I can close my eyes and remember when I walked the manicured grounds of Windsor Castle where daffodils were in full bloom; I breathed in the fresh air of the rugged Swiss Alps; I swam in the bluest of blues of the Mediterranean Sea off the shores of Crete; and I traveled the countryside of Romania past colorful gypsy villages.

However, my journeys have been alone. No one to walk beside me. No one with whom I can look back on these times as being shared memories. I can close my eyes and see the room that was never a part of my journey. Where darkness was brightened by candles. Where a white gown was shimmering across the dance floor, a glow matched only by the radiance on a bride’s face.

who will remind me
of the journeys in my life ~
I walk alone

2016-04-12
P. Wanken

Shared at 1Sojournal for NaPoWriMo – Day 12.