©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson
Collecting is a testament
to life already lived –
a witness of the future
still in store.
The past holds value far beyond
the grave in which it lies;
we are wraith-ed in peace and yet left
Our ghosts inhabit weathered woods,
etched glass, revolving clocks –
every tick marks a beginning
and an end.
So we gather warm and lovely things
to comfort and surround,
ground ourselves in new tomorrows
with old friends.