Closed Door

Unknown situation

 Increases anxiety.

What is inside?

Who is inside?

Mumbles,

Shouts,

Unknown sounds,

And silence from within 

Add to the mystery.

Deep breath.

Knock softly.

Open the way

To the uncertain-

Step into the moment.

Thread Memories

A patchwork quilt laid across a bed.

Crocheted doilies and tablecloths folded in a cedar chest.

Handmade garland draped on a Christmas tree.

Reminders of soft wrinkled hands

That will be absent this year.

Memories left for present and future 

Generations to see,

Hold,

Feel,

Know 

The love

The thread preserves.