Calcified carcass

Abandoned by the body

An amorphous sucker

One born

Every day

Buried under water weight

And all she ate

When they were still

Attached at the hip

Descending deeper down

By relentless dictation

Of her Mother’s illusive light

She’s empty

Fractured

Concave

Hollow

An irregular mathematical miracle

Who’ll collect dust

Mute memento

Decorating delusions

For the living

~

“A memento is something that helps to warn or remind us of something that took place in the past or that we use to alert us of something crucial.“-Webster’s Dictionary

I wrote this at workshop three days ago but didn’t understand the full meaning of what I’d written till now.

2 thoughts on “Memento

    • Thanks Trish. I took a picture of the shell that inspired the poem but thought this one was more aligned. It’s from a hike on the coast this summer. Oh and thanks for lending me the writing paper 😉

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s