I Find Me in Unusual Places – A Poem by Dorinda Duclos

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Submitted by Dorinda Duclos

I find them in the most unusual places
Little pieces of me I must have left behind
I wonder why they stopped where they did
How they settled in the forgotten cracks
Was it on purpose, or was it I no longer cared?
The particles of my life I chose to leave
Not wanting to be remembered for what was
Rather, what is, and what lies ahead
A glance in the mirror shows a different face
I battle the days when age is not a number
But a feeling, of weary bones, and creaky joints
That one cannot forget about, for another day
As I amble down the hallways, through time
A cobweb, seemingly misplaced inside
Makes me wonder if the spider, too
Has left behind her pieces, in forgotten webs
While she moves on, to find what lies ahead
And as I sweep away the remnants of her creation
I can’t help but wonder, did I sweep away
Another part of me, too…

About the Poet

Dorinda Duclos is a writer of poetry, sharing her life experiences through verse.  Along with 13 published books, she is also the author of the blog, Night Owl Poetry.  A wife and mother of two, Dorinda makes her home in northern New Jersey, surrounded by wildlife, and nature’s beauty, all inspiration for her poetry.

Photo Credit: Caravaggio’s Narcissus