Today I said farewell to my past
as I watched memories burn in a fiery blaze and rise to the sky.
I said “Goodbye”
To letters, notes, and photographs,
As they went up in flame.
A pile of gray black ash is all to remain
of things saved and collected for years.
All is now gone and I with eyes full of tears
Look around me and feel free.
Leona J. Atkinson 04-06-13