The past stored in objects

It’s incredible how old objects

store the energy of the past in them

as dust finely depositing on their surfaces

these objects slowly fill

with nostalgia and pain and fears

they become more than objects, symbols

It is hard to get rid of these objects

as they cling to you as grime on the skin

a twisted feeling of guilt assails you

as you think of giving them away

and for all my life, I just kept them all

Thanks to you, for the first time

I had the courage to clear my room

of the wrecks of the past

and when you clear your surroundings

you also clear your mind and your heart

and this is perhaps why I feel so much lighter this morning