The prompt today at NaPoWriMo is to write a poem which explores a small, defined space.
Inside your palm-size leather boundaries lie comfort
You go with me everywhere, containing little things with lots of meaning
A small photo out of a photo booth from a lifetime ago
Which chronicles the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of sisters
A few acorns, a tradition borrowed from the ancient Norse people
To imbue my heart with a sense of strength and the energy of life
Rose quartz as a reminder of love, a reminder to hold it in my heart
And a reminder that it is alive and well in the world
There are other things hidden inside of this pouch
These things are just for me – others might find them silly
But to me they are symbols of things which are sacred
Little reminders of the sweeter, more gentle side of life
With just a dash of fortitude thrown in for good measure.