photo album
dusting off
an old boyfriend

7 Responses

  1. Bob Lucky Says:

    Nice one!

  2. Marilyn Ashbaugh Says:


    Thank you!

  3. Barbara A Sabol Says:

    such a perfectly chosen verb for this poem – “dusting off” — which can be understood 2 ways: the casual nature of this action saying he doesn’t matter at all now; perhaps he’s returned to dust; what matter? OR dusting off his image to better remember and reminisce a love lost but not forgotten. Two potent possible meanings in 7 words. So well done!

  4. Alma Cole Pesiri Says:

    Oh, how this one resonates! I’ve spent a lot of time searching out ‘old boyfriends’ and lots of other people to offer them pictures from whenever our lives crossed. The reactions have been from “yes, please” to one who insisted I was stalking him. Even was able to share memories with the son of one. Love your words!

  5. Marion Clarke Says:

    This one made me smile, then sigh wistfully, Marilyn. Brilliant!


  6. Marilyn Ashbaugh Says:


    Thank you so much for your kind words!

  7. Marilyn Ashbaugh Says:


    Thank you! Old photos are special.

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