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How to Fold a Memory

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How to Fold a Memory

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…our brains remember the infliction of
pain be it physical psychological or
emotional we remember what is bad as a
means to avoid it in the future so let’s
start at the beginning
I remember the shape my hand held while
in yours like origami prayer like flower
petals returning home I remember the
rose petals falling from your fingers
leading from the bedroom to the doorway
like a trail of breadcrumbs or drops of
blood the scent of cinnamon how you
would sprinkle it into my coffee like
fresh ground snowflakes I can’t take
cinnamon in my coffee without being
hungry for your laughter I am hungry for
your laughter but my mouth tastes like
the slow dissolve of the last I love you
that refused to leave it remember the
river how we danced to the sound of it
rushing how you hummed radiohead in
harmony well that song haunts my house
of cards how I wish it would just
collapse how I wish I could forget how I
got here how did I get here…

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January 15, 2019 at 08:33AM

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