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


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