A black-and-white photograph and the tenuous connection of memory (a poem)

I started with the photograph; then it was suddenly 1988 again.

Waves, brittle
between hot sun
and infertile earth



Remember that one summer
at the cabin across the bridge?

High and low
under similar conditions

A weekend
desire poured forth
before retreating
behind memory lines
left wanting

Did she believe
that was me?

Perhaps my doubt
carried the day

It had a way

Waves and long hot summers
wandering currents
between salt and sand

(1/2 September 2020)

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