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