Burning Memories

Locket

Golden locket

Creaks open

Dusty pictures

Father and daughter

Holding hands on the beach

But now

Father is gone

Daughter stands alone

No hand to hold

Father will return

Not soon

But later

One day

Memories come

Flooding

Drowning minds

Pushing them away

Memories

Father's memories

Daughter's memories

Fire's memories

Gone now.