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​Below is my submission to The Daily Post ‘s Discover Challenge prompt: The Things We Leave Behind

While the prompt called for a thing, I opted for memories, difficult to be left behind, and sometimes better left.

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Rummaged Recollections

Memories dusty and cobwebbed,
pulled from the superfluous trunk,
in the dark, forbidding corner
of the attic of my mind.
With just a huff of fresh breath,
or a buffing on my mental sleeve,
some shine like new,
leaving me breathless.
Others cling to the shadows,
magnets for potential pain.
Better I leave them alone to rot.
Bright things have sharp edges.
M. Zane McClellan
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The Daily Post Discover Challenge: The Things We Leave Behind