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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
Found Poem — Remembering
Natalie Lopez-Durel & Grace Rollins
He wants to know what the f'n story is
He can't understand.
He did not understand.
 
What happened?
 
Certain stories you don't ever tell,
It's difficult to separate what happened
from what seemed to happen.
The only certainty is overwhelming ambiguity,
You lie there
watching the story happen in your head,
Sometimes
it's just beyond telling.
 
I still remember
I remember sitting
I remember how peaceful
I remember the smell.
Now at this instant I remember
Every damn detail.
 
Forget it
I understand.
I will tell this story
a true story that never happened.
It's about love and memory
 
I remember
If I just keep on telling it