Tender is the Light

Tender is the lightas it swirls lazy dust motesthrough the once attic windowshining on what is left:rusty knob and tube wire,unnamed ancestorsin a musty shoebox,candle figurinesmelted by summersteddy bears succumbingto mold from rain and snowthrough the fallen-in roof.All left for salvageby squirrels who take whatis useful for nestsnature unjudginghumans not returningmemories unclaimed.