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Framework (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #24)   Leave a comment

We are built from memories. 
Some are like mist, some crystal clear.
Smell or taste, a pleasant breeze.
Tears, or the song of a loved one.
Forgotten, just as easily.
But their absence is our framework.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Macabre Reminder (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #20)   Leave a comment

Memories of suicides 
That don't exist, but almost did.
A macabre reminder
Of potential presents and lost futures
With a grin, they all coalesce:
In the final breath of a dying wave.

– Shaman Romney 2021