to our future selves

recovery of
past comes from uncovering
the nostalgia

that you keep hidden
in shoeboxes, the cardboard
cannot bear the weight

beneath this healing
process, time passes, meaning
of these souvenirs

lost on the future
self puzzled by clarinet
reeds, incenses: symbols

of the four years spent
finding yourself, left reading
letters addressed to

remnants of past self,
decisively closing the
cursor of childhood

a/n: I was rifling through my box yesterday and I found some pretty interesting things in it, some of which I've forgotten why I've kept. Funny thing nostalgia does to you