Saturday, 30 July 2016

Distant Echoes (July 30, 2016)

Can still hear
Mom and dad
At each other.

Guilt fills 
My 6 years old

I am responsible
For their verbal fight
That happening
Before me.

Even now
Almost 4 decades 

The guilt
Still haunts me.

As tears 
Threat to overflow
My tear ducts.

Gushing forth
Like Niagara Falls
Of my location
In a public area.

Leaving me
Brimming with curses
At my long term memory
And its ability
To retain them.

Wishing for
Total amnesia
Of any long term

Failing that

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: For more years, than I care to remember, my long term memory has been able to retains events that I would rather have erased. One of the huge disadvantage of this, is a "Swiss" cheese like short term memory, which I have forgotten numerous conversations, after I or the other person has left. As a teenager, my mom stopped asking me, to get anything from the downstairs pantry, as I would forget her request, by the time, I got to the pantry. 

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