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Poetry By: garyaitcho

Tags: Past, Present, Ties

a poem reflecting on the past and the ties to the present

Submitted:May 19, 2013    Reads: 2    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Memories flash across,
disjointed collages from long ago
disturbing the present,
disrupting thoughts
unsettling current worlds
ghostly unseen intruders
clamouring to be heard.

The weight of the past
dragged forward in time
by invisible spider webs
clutching for a hold,
clasping onto thoughts
sights and sounds.

Each gossamer thread
wending its way
backward in time,
some a long while ago
dragging a heavy burden
as if ploughing sand,
some float lightly
kites lifting skyward
threatening to leap
ahead once more.

A vigorous shake
tangles the threads
jumbles the kaleidoscope
the present zooms into focus.

Another shake
the glass breaks
and the threads
lie in the dirt
their burdens disappearing
into the mist of the past.

At least for now.
At least for a while.


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