It wasn’t a pile of leaves

that I jumped into and scattered

but it felt something like that.


It was abundance of memories

that I jumped into

as I went back to where I grew up.


So many of them

have laid dormant for so long

and I definitely stirred them up.


Now that I have returned

to the reality of old age

and have come back to where

I will even grow older

I look back

to the stirring up and scattering

with mixed emotions.


I do wonder

if I have made the most of

what have I been given.


Those memories have returned

to where they lay before disturbed

and I am content

to leave them be.


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