Time and Memory, I Think

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

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I can’t say exactly when it happened.

I think it was either so slow that I didn’t notice or,

so fast, well; either way it doesn’t matter.

I can’t remember anyway.

I do remember,

I think I remember but no,

more like a vague memory,

a gray shadow passing through.

That quadrant of my brain

already darkened.

Aware it’s there but in truth,

barely noticing it any longer.

I can’t say exactly when it happened,

that which I’m trying to remember.

Peering through the deep fog of time,

I remove my glasses, clean them.

But no, the memory remains vague.

It’s there and then it’s gone.

Dark shadows and the foggy mist

swallowing it.

Stealing it from me just as I reached for it.

What was I looking for?

No matter, I can’t remember anyway.

11 Comments

  1. Oh this is so me and our boat moments! We called them boat moments as we’d forget in 30 feet whey we’d gone from one end of the boat to the other.

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    1. Oh yes! I’ve ended up in one room with a handful of stuff from another and can’t remember not only where I was going …. But, where I came from! LOL

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      1. We should start a club!!

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      2. Yes, if only we could remember it’s name and where we met each week?!? I

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  2. Marsha says:

    This is hilarious, Ami. I think I grinned throughout! 🙂

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    1. I’m so happy you liked it Marsha!! Wonderful!😊

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  3. Marsha says:

    Congratulations, this post is featured on Story Chat, Ami. Thanks for taking the time to comment. https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/02/22/story-chat-y2-summary-handle-with-caution-by-kl-caley/

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    1. Thank you Marsha! I am honored! 😊

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      1. Marsha says:

        Thanks again for commenting, Ami! Come back and visit often. I’ll be visiting you again to read more of your hilarious poems. 🙂

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