lost key

found a key left lying behind
i wonder what it unlocks
perhaps a busted down car,
a home with a vast backyard,
the smallest of mailboxes,
or possibly the most evasive heart
but there’s no one around
someone left it sitting
with no prospect of returning
silver turned to copper
the weight of full disclosure
waiting just behind the ridges
now if i could find the lock
or even the one who left it behind
to learn what it unleashes

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