You can tell a lot from someone's possessions.
Who they are. Aspire to be.
Where they're from. Been. Wish to go.
Postcards from Finland and a good friend. Harvard. London.
MetroCard. Handmade stamp (East Village).
Baby owl (Brunswick St). Baby's breath.
Gifts from cousins. Duty-free perfume (oh-so grown-up).
Books. Some still unread. (One day, I tell myself.)
Fleur-de-lis. 21st birthday present. Grandma's (and mine).
More baby's breath. Owls (Canberra, Hiroshima).
Postcards (Sydney, Washington DC).