Shelf-life of a Time and Place

by C. S. E. Cooney

memories

are finite

have a half-

life, gather

dust

with disuse

*

grasp one

it brightens, also

thins

rough edges worn

details crumble

*

distrust

what remains

pale treasures

smudged prints of

the past

*

but follow

follow their trail

back and back, until–

eureka

***

for gene

4/18/19

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3 responses to “Shelf-life of a Time and Place

  1. I love you too. I loved your card to me. And I loved your post about Gene. Thank you for being so present this week. You are so very near to me, and so very very dear.

  2. Pingback: Black Gate » Articles » And the Bright Star Falls Behind: On Gene Wolfe

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