Good-Bye Memories

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I breathe in one of the last few breaths I will ever take from this house again. Piles of what to keep and what should go litter the floor along with photos, memories.

Playing in the garden of who I think is my great aunt.

Swaying back and forth on a swing, that will pinch you if you work her too hard.

Lounging around a fire with family, looking up at the stars and wondering if they can hear you.

Now we will throw the old memories away, perhaps they will go to a new home, but we will start all over again, creating new ones mostly the same, except one person is missing.

Utah Street resident, Avalon Edwards, 17, a senior at Urban School, wrote this poem about her Grand-paw.