Poem: Unwinding The Thread

 

Memory is

the first traitor

 

It is such a waste

to undo the syntax,

to untie the tender meanings,

to try to catch the logic

that meant little then

and nothing now;

to wonder what

was meant.

Was there a

design back then,

that leaves no traces?

 

Memory is

the first traitor

 

2 Responses to Poem: Unwinding The Thread

  1. Love the repetition of the opening line at the end of the piece. That simple repetition works great with the theme of memory, as memories (when they don’t get lost) sometimes repeat themselves in our mind, whether we want them to or not, whether we realize consciously that such repetition is happening or not.

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