Sammi’s Weekender #228 (portmanteau)

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Little Blue Suitcase

Mom’s sister,
Lorry, was so apropos,
most correct old maid aunt
in navy blue turban with pin,
granny glasses,
self-assured in sensible shoes,
purse over left forearm,
her small portmanteau
gripped right,
I loved Lorry, now I know.
But then one day,
I had to let Lorry go.
Back then,
what the hell did I know,
long, long ago?


Look both ways, to the past for memories,
to the future for better days.
Mind the gaps in memory but hold on to what you can.

11 thoughts on “Sammi’s Weekender #228 (portmanteau)

    1. Thanks, Dale. I’m not sure she understood our foibles and the human condition. Yet, every week she mailed me a Dennis the Menace cartoon from the paper along with word puzzles. That is how she saw me. 🙂

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