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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Death · #2222612
Word Prompt: time, capsule, photographs, gadgets, memories, letters, songs, decades
Photographs and gadgets,
letters and songs
are the keys
opening the capsule of memories,
and reminding me
that I must eventually die.

Each
a memento mori1
that transports me--
back in time--
back across the dusty decades
to relatives and friends
whose headstones are standing
in cemeteries
across the Earth.

Poet's Note:

Footnotes
1  Latin for "remember that you must die".

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