Poem: “Landfill Memories”I was at the landfill today dropping off some
of our memories from the last five years. I sat
in the bed of our trailer on our old couch, hesitant
to toss it in the hole. It’s a couch we’ve had with
us for three states. It’s a couch our dog, who passed
away recently used to perch on, waiting for us to
come home. It’s a piece of memory from our days
in southwest Missouri where we still have friends,
and that was over 10 years ago. It’s a memory of
our house being filled to the brim with our Colorado
youth group kids. And it’s a memory of our Central Oregon
church family having Christmas Eve services in our house.
I never imagined that the landfill is so full of memories.