Box Me Up

by Charlotte E. Wilde

Memories comprised of a stub,
a piece of glass from a windshield, a love note
that once merited tears.
Pasts composed of napkin quotes
a notebook full of scribbled sentiments and a blue marble
you found together and held warm in your palms.
The condensed version of a life; love
broken down and categorized
like pin-stuck butterflies and beetles
tagged, boxed up, and stored
on the top shelf in the closet
of your mind.