Out on the sun porch where no one goes
the kiss of the sun streams through the house.
Lacy white curtains shield climbing clematis
from peeking in windows
as they bob and weave
in the soft morning breeze .
A curious child exploring the porch
discovers a hidden treasure:
Grandma's treadle sewing machine.
Six small drawers filled with lost
momentos of the past.
Old gold cufflinks and Lucky Strike tins
miniature tools, marbles, thimbles and threads,
Zippo lighters, coins, watches and clocks,
faded photos and picture postcards,
telling stories of distant relations,
who traveled the world
and are now forgotten.