The Road to Moving On

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Potpourri

Topic:  Letting Go
Character:  Factory Worker
Object:  A Key Fob
Setting:  A Small Apartment


Joe is content with his job at the factory. He has always loved cars.
Working on them every day is fulfilling. No, he doesn’t earn much,
lives in a small apartment close to where he works. He does miss
his wife. They would have been married twenty-six years next month
if cancer had not taken her from him. The house they bought together
was too much for him, and each room held her special decorative touches.
Joe’s current apartment is sparsely furnished. On his dresser, Joe
keeps one pink glass candy dish that his wife had purchased, and
an antique key fob, gift from his grandfather. Dish and key fob are
two fond memories in one place. He looks at both with a bittersweet
smile, glad he has kept them. He is learning to let go the deepest
wounds to his heart. It is a long road to travel.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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