In order to capture this fleeting moment-
Unearthing someone’s life’s treasures
Reflecting on times past
As we rummaged through old biscuit tins
Newspaper clippings dating back to the 1930’s
Revealing snippets of what life was like outside the pail
Handwritten notes posted from military bases
Letters from distant relations in far off USA
They didn’t always relate to good news stories
That musty smell
The silence emanating from those old biscuit tins
Tell of the real truth
Connoisseurs, they may well have claimed to be
Looking back from the year of discovery
A different tale emerges.
(c) Chris Black 2017.