Closets and Dressers

Closets and dressers are still full of her things as though she were expected back from the hospital any day. We put her ashes in a box and buried it beside her mother’s grave, but her fine clothes, her shoes, the delicate things she loved, I don’t know if it’s worse to keep them where they are or to face the emptiness, when it hurts to think of touching them putting them in boxes, and deciding where the boxes would go.