Because the journal of memory stays

local—indicates visibility of
& every increment that rises,

every hourly chance—we forget
sometimes how season shapes

every single where, as in where
we live or where we do not.

But in the journal of memory
local is how we remember

everything, where we were
standing when the news came in,

how we dropped to our knees
in the kitchen & how always

on days like that the sky here
so blue it couldn’t have been.





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