Curio Shelf

jar_of_sea_shells-600x450It occurred to her that perhaps she should treat her mind like a curio shelf,
Envisioning it much like that of a second haven for keepsakes.
Would she keep mementos of bad memories on her prized curio shelf?
Would she set them on this shelf for everyone to see?
Parading by them daily lined along this treasured shelf?
Each a stark reminder of where she had taken a fall?
No, and yet she had a penchant for keeping these inside the shelves
of her memory, storing them to be recalled like classic movie stubs,
happy photo-booth photos; these faded and should-be-gones.
A memento for every heart-eating event for which she’d fallen and cried.
These, the keepsakes not worth keeping, the memories better off leaving behind her.
Just as she should had not found these worthy of her physical shelf she vowed
to initiate a mind-sweeping and no longer allow these to occupy space
in the curio shelf that was her mind. 


© 2013 DiAnne Ebejer

About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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7 Responses to Curio Shelf

  1. Love this analogy DiAnne. Lovely words. Mine-sweeping is always good, but is it possible?


  2. Juliette says:

    Every girl should read this!


  3. Pingback: Curio Shelf | West Coast Review

  4. Jennie Saia says:

    I like this imagery, and this way of thinking. Painful memories make good poetry, but bad living.


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