Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 17, 2017

Daily missive for Monday the 17th of July.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 17th of July.

I bear the imprint
Of my learnings’
Over written 
Time and time again.
Nothing is truly erased
Memories intersect
The origins of stories
Are blurred
With an overlay
Of today’s thinking
Much more clearly defined
Standing in plain contrast
To the sepia fade
Of earlier times
But no less confusing
In their import.
They clash and clang
With the Sturm und drang
Of the romantic years
Pitted with old scars
Every thought
Scraped over an old wound
Every pleasure
Gilded with the pain
Of golden days
Turned to rust.
Every day it becomes harder
To wipe the slate clean
To start again
The surface rutted with
The answers
To old questions
New directions influenced
By a map of
Solutions to
Past mistakes.
At the heart of things
Tabular Rasa
Tarnished.
Life stories
Have many endings
And may need more
Than a chalk board
To be resolved.

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