Memory Moments

what do you think this memory is all about?

a memory for all time, a
memory of love and sorrow,
nerve endings tingling, spiders
walking along the spine, blows
to the gut, the stomach, the front
of the skull, a boxing match,
a private movie memory showing, still
photographs, nameless faces, floating
spheres, thin splintered shadows?

tell me, what is this memory without name?

the living over and over
of life itself, chemicals burning in the
veins, synapses crackling, jesus calling
to us, buddha, the remembrance of the search
for the holy grail, or perhaps
just a child's shiver
as the rain begins to fall once again?

--Nitty

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