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Leslie McGrath: Her Dementia

I walk the earth I have forgotten.

I speak a language lost to me.

This wind is cello, this woman cotton.

I walk the earth and have forgotten

 

which memory’s mine and which is not

and who was she I used to be.

I walk the earth. I have forgotten.

I speak a language. I’m lost to me.

 

(based on a line by Czeslaw Milosz in his poem “Forget”)


 

Copyright 2017 Leslie McGrath. First published in Tilt-a-Whirl. Republished by permission of the author.

2 comments on “Leslie McGrath: Her Dementia

  1. Stephen Page.
    September 20, 2017

    Reblogged this on Stephen Page.

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  2. anisioluiz2008
    September 20, 2017

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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