Suitcase

CHOICES

Looking into the suitcase

She had to make the toughest

Choices

What must go…

What has to stay…

What is absolutely necessary…

AND

What is a luxury…

So difficult…

So many memories…

Too many things…

She looks around her…

The Family Album…

Her grandmother’s recipes and cookbook…

Family jewelry…

Her laptop — the rest of her memories are there

A change of clothes…

Sturdy shoes…

AND

The camera

All the rest…

while important

could be replaced

Smelling smoke now

And

Hearing the crackle of

flames in the underbrush

The Wildfire was threatening

Finished…

She snapped the latches…

Took one last look

AND

with a deep breath

walked away

Calling the dogs and

Picking up the cat carrier

on the way out…

she hoped for at least

the chimney to remain

standing…

Pointing the way to

a future and

Rebuilding her life.

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry

Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.

As Ever, Annie

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