A lovebird's memories of the past are evoked for a moment.

(Please note that Coolaaron and I decided mutually to both write a poem with this title, though they are otherwise unrelated.)

The Miracle of Memory

Oh, but the miracle of memory!
For I cannot resist but to take a peek into those days gone by—
and a peek more,
a moment stalled,
until I'm head-over-heels in lost times.
It is as fresh in my mind as ever...
all of it.
Here is a thing, and there its friend, all is as I remembered it.
It is perfect.
And her.
She is as perfect as I remember her.

It was years ago—
lives ago, it seems,
whole lives ago when last I gazed into her eyes, and saw
something I had not seen before.
It was through her eyes—
in her spirit, in her soul, that I discovered
what I had been wanting.
And that was the miracle of the whole thing:
that the whole world,
her whole world,
was preserved perfectly, in my own memories.
And even now, even today,
(with all that has changed!) I still look back,
see her smiling face,
hear her winking,
and am taken back into the past.
Oh, but the miracle of memory.

Poetry by Wehpudicabok
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Written on 2006-08-20 at 06:31

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