My memory has been good to you since you left
It’s taken you and buffed your sharp edges
polished up your one-liners
And edited your conversations for wit and sensitivity.
It’s rationalized your selfishness and rather quick temper
Forgotten how you hated sharing a single bed
And inconvenience in general.
It even injects feeling into your empty phrases.
You’d love my memory of you.
So I wouldn’t advise you to come back
You could never compete with this memory of mine.
Even your eyes aren’t that blue.
Hey Tricia, can’t remember where I snipped Parallax from when i had a hard copy as a younger man. It was before the internet lol. I carried it about for years it gave me a framework for ‘memory’ and past lovers.
Parallax has long been one of my personal favourites, Alec. I so appreciate your letting me know it served you as a touchstone.
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