Remembering the past
People, places
Events, feelings
From what vantage point?
I wasn’t there …really.
Oh, the person
I used to be
Back when
Most assuredly was there,
But, perhaps, not present
Who has ever been
“There” enough
Enough to see, feel
Enough to be present
Really present?
Was there an awareness
Then as now?
Am I remembering concerns,
Worries, hopes, fears
That weren’t even present then?
Who we are now
Seems so well-defined
Yet all of our past is colored,
Distorted, magnified
By today’s presence
Today’s presence
Erasing yesterday’s being
Yesterday’s being
Amidst today’s remembrances.

 © 2013 Thomas W. Cummins

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One Response to “Memories”

  1. Tom Says:

    Reblogged this on In a dim light… and commented:

    Today, as we step into another year, has me reflecting on this recent post as well as rereading (for the umpteenth time) Eliot’s Burnt Norton

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