Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Potpourri
Topic: Letting Go
Character: Factory Worker
Object: A Key Fob
Setting: A Small Apartment
“USE THESE AS THE SPARK FOR YOUR POETIC BRILLIANCE!”
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.