February 28, 2005

Remembrance of Things

A boy kicks a stone
that falls off a cliff
something rustling in the bushes,
a memory rushes to him.

He is always full
of the need to forget
and he remembers this well.
When he hears something
come back from his past
he doesn't stir, shudder, or
make secret symbols in the dark.

Sometimes when it is daytime
he finds that he has lost
all that has remained of his past,
and when he walks he looks
as though he were about to finish something
but only looks. There are too many clues
and lack of a puzzle, it seems.

The sound of the rock hitting the canyon floor
surfaces and brings back another memory
of a time in which he couldn't remember.


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