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

Refraction

Reformation

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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