the lost document

by mistersoto

The Lost Document

Somehow it got mislaid
Those important pieces of paper
With parents names and photographs attached
Streets walked down
Institutions attended
Those defining moments
With dates attached
Employment history
People met
Unwanted, unneeded
It was filed for decades
Fell down the back
Of the cabinet, perhaps
It attributed to evidence
Of a life lived
One day maybe
If found, crumpled, maybe torn
Print faded and stained
Men and Women might
Gather around trying to decipher
The name at the top
Mine or yours?