By allelos - Posted on 17 March 2011

The Argument from Recollection

remembering
is
remembering
is
madness
seeing not here
not now
wild eye stares
nothing
at nothing.

cloud trails across stars
uncover absences
behind the moon
lurks
another night’s light.
empty branches sway
with leaves of another summer
under them darkness
overflows and drips
with lack of you.

people look up

turn around
peer back at me
with your face
around each corner
another place
in which you were
out of balance
tipping towards
what was
is not
is
not.

memory seeks out
empty spaces
in the real
dissolves its fabric
collapses consciousness
impaling its center
pinning it
like a specimen
with pain
to the wound
through which life is
pulled
to the eternal
through the present
what was
to what will be
by what is
not.

remembering is
is
remembering
remembering
is
and forgetting is death.