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Unpacking – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.” Stephen King


Unpacking an old box of memories,
sifting yellowed papers, dusty cards,
a folder of old letters and clippings
rediscovered, once kept as keepsakes,
reminders of people and events to be
remembered, the newspaper clipping 
of my father as a young athlete
piercing my balance, bringing an 
unexpected unpacking of emotion.

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