the past is present

29 Jan

i want to hold on to all the pieces of the past

and stuff them into my shirt

they might get all wrinkled and hard to make out, but

it just feels good carting it all around

it makes me feel like i’m not a missing number

who stepped just outside the photographer’s frame

the past is present but not accounted for

we rewrite it every day

same old songs, same old movies

made to seem new

the past is present in what we say and what we wear

and i want to remember it all

but

all i can remember is the past as it is

right now

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