For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.
How do we mark the passing of time? Is it memory alone? Do the visual prompts take us back? Bring the past to life At 75, am I considered an antique? I certainly feel like one some days With so many antique thoughts popping in mind Wanting to live alongside me Is it a reminder that the time I have left is too short? So many empty chairs that were once loved Put in pride of place So many ghosts that have now gone Do we still feel them when we sit in an antique chair? Looking through the window At once cherished items I wonder, as I walk home carrying a small red vase How will it speak to me? © Anita Dawes 2022