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By @astrid_hartman

A Memorial for Memory

Memory

It is many wonderful things

You remember sunsets

Goodnight kisses

Smiling faces

Laughter

Music

Life

 

But.

 

You do not

Get to choose

What memories

You remember

And the ones

You would much

Rather forget

For memory

Is a package deal

One that is sealed 

Tight

 

Your mind

Is your worst enemy

It can remember

Beautiful moments

Or

Torture you

With ghosts

Of the past

With “what if”s

“Could have been”s

“Done differently”s

 

Until age bests the brain

And you begin losing it one

Memory

One sunset

One kiss

One face

One laugh

One note

At a time…

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