Memorial Day Gifts


Memory, riddled in desire, is an animal sound
Half human/half beast
Yearning to be heard.
Grown from the wandering soul
Lifetime after lifetime,
It rages at what remains un-forgiven
Rolling in on tides off the dark sea.
Memory’s siren song is where my mother lives
Most happily with me,
In a childhood I cannot retrieve.
Glad for her pleasure
I accept surrender,
Forgiving what was lost,
To reconfigure mutant possibility.
Alchemy cherishes memory
To heal longing,
To infuse each moment
With ferocious desires to connect
The sublime symmetry of the past,
Unfolding secretly within,
To harness the great mystery.

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