memory's memory

a memory has many memories
attending every remembrance
even the one that forgets
to remember
is a memory of a memory
a forgotten memory
a memory that forgets itself is
the shadow of a memory that
wears your face
a mask masking the time
and place where the ocean breeze
fluttered the hanging green and white
awnings
and the smell of salt in the air
and the blue light reflected in a dazzle
of moments that had no memory
there are only the times before it
without its scent and feeling
its touch its taste and slow burn cooled
by the green waves of the Atlantic
and the small foot prints in the wet sand by the edge
of the sea tracking
the hard run from the chasing waves
and the popcorn vendor on the boardwalk
and being lost in the crowds and finding
the shells that no longer litter the bare beaches
all that is lost now
days when the future weighed immeasurably more
and the youthful muscles were made to carry it
back and forth into the future that was being filled
with memory’s memories of work and play
now just a memory’s forgotten memory
remembered in a shadowland we call today

memory's memory

Anthony DiMichele

Friday Harbor, United States

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