Category Archives: memories

War

I was young when I learned That one day I would go to war With my own body. I learned it in the locker rooms Watching the women Full grown and mysterious With tan lines and long hair Moisturizing and … Continue reading

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In A Folder

In a plastic, purple folder. With important documents, passports and batteries, Every postcard and letter received. One little note All those years ago. A key to a shared past, happy and making promises. Before Breakings of words and truths, stored between the words of old … Continue reading

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Nightmares

I remember my last nightmare vividly. Not deeply deeply unpleasant dreams that wake you and leave you with a strange taste in the back of your brain all day. I mean those dreams that leave you with a distinct, sharp … Continue reading

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The Little Things

I am on holiday now, visiting my many homes across the world. I have lived in 5 cities in 5 years, and left pieces of myself behind in each one of them. I’ve always thought of it quite figuratively: bits … Continue reading

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History/Historia

The scene: Historia class. I’m 12 years old, listening to Dona Susan lecture about something to do with Tiradentes or some other facet of the Brazilian independence. My portuguese is really just not good enough to follow along with the … Continue reading

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Bob and Ruth

They were quiet people. They were always old – they had white hair, and walked slowly. I was young – too busy running around with my cousins to talk to them. They were strong people. Farm people. They worked hard. They … Continue reading

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Infinite Words

Do the words “I love you” echo through time? I haven’t said them enough to know If all I hear circling in the lonely moments Are the words I wish I was still saying Or the words I have said. … Continue reading

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