Claudia Serea

Cromwell’s History

Nothing is discarded
or forgotten,

not even the silver earring
that lost its mate
when I was a child

and find again,
so small,

in the room with the scent
of moth repellent,

on the bottom
of a locked cupboard,

next to Cromwell’s History.

Claudia Serea is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013).