Souvenirs

The twin xboxes on the highest shelf of a simple bookshelf say

She has time.

The unfinished games on the lowest shelf say

She doesn't have time for anything else.

The stack of expensive sketchbooks on the middle shelf say

She's talented.

The lack of awards on any shelf say

She doesn't grasp opportunities.

The unorganized objects in her room say

She doesn't care.

Her grades sprawled below the lowest shelf say

She cares more than you think.

The plastic basket of wires shadowed by the shelves say

She's okay with with her entangled feelings spread out.

The green and orange boxes with the lopsided purse say

She has things to lock away.

And since each one of us has touched a memory

We are all considered important.

Exclaims her quiet shelves,

In her room

In her house

that has only been lived in for three years.

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