Dust and Oblivion
What happens to souvenirs.
I am reliably informed by the Royal mint
that for a small sum I can be the proud owner
of two gold-plated commemorative coins
celebrating the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee.
I am a sucker for this kind of memento
and I know that I won’t be unresponsive.
Those two will be excellent companions
for the one celebrating the royal wedding
of Prince Charles and Diana, years ago.
They’ll lie in my desk’s bottom drawer
and, untouched, gather dust and oblivion.
© Luigi Pagano 2017
© ionicus 2023
Unlike gold krugerrands these coins will not appreciate in value; quite the reverse as you rightly point out. They also remind us that although some were minted to celebrate an occasion, they proved not to be a case of rejoicing for certain people.
Yes, Trevor, I’ll carry on posting until the ship sinks. It remain to be seen whether the coastguards will save us.