Memories Elude Him
Preacher speaking in tongues inside his brain
I haven’t decided whether it’s a disability,
or survival skill, but he can’t remember the name
of the blue tick hound, or where to turn,
what they did for his last birthday,
in the tequila bottle with a worm
folds of cortex hold his days,
still there, waiting for him to return,
to ease them along, onto the page
Hollie Ziskind is an AWA-certified writing instructor living in Memphis, Tennessee. She’s the founder of Pen & Portal, an online outlet where people can celebrate shared experiences through the exploration of creative writing prompts. Hollie is a mother, a wife, a celebrator of life and a promoter of kindness.
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