today the kaleidoscopes are in the mail

along with books containing archaic words

snow falling by the window in cottony flakes

everything curious makes me think of you

beside tea lights that burn warmed vanilla

clay that hardens without help of heat

scope for imagination is raising its long-sleepy head

bits of iridescent ribbon gleam from treasure boxes

notes and cards now forever present

Turkish vases lifted high from kittens' paws

miniature ceramic tabbies frolic and play

even scribblings once heart-thrilling remain

games to play and pass longer days

classic films bring past into breathing life

memories with scents of sun and sand days

notebook corners rubbed by beloved cats

a whispered song into the fading sunset

one heart eternally joined to another

a faded kiss on a letter signed te amo>>