Author: Daydreamer
Written circa 1980
Posted: February 3, 2004

One Small Box

A year ago today, I think
And is this all there is?
A teddy bear, a rattle,
Sneakers, shirt, and overalls,
His first "big boy" clothes
Hardly worn --
The end came too soon.
One small album of pictures,
Birth certificate, baby snaps,
Crawling, first steps,
An ear-splitting grin
Under a bowl of spaghetti.

All that is left
In one small box.