It came with
no set of instructions
no diction nor dialogue
A collection of old cameras, watches, photographs,
tea cups and toys
marking my family’s
movement on earth.
Yellowed newspaper dated 1920
cradled a flowery porcelain tea cup
that once held my great grandmother’s lips.
A black and white photo showed my nana
proudly dressed in her tennis whites
More pocket watches were unearthed
trapped in timelessness decades ago!
Rattling at the bottom of our Family Time Capsule
three small tin matchbox cars .
My father’s eyes flicked with amazement
and childhood amusement.
Now, it is my turn
to stop time-leave my mark
leave my buried treasure.