The Persistence of Memory

by A. Sea Herndon

The Persistence of Memory

Do hearts, as seasons, change?

I hope to God they do

If never had we met

I still would long for you

If blunt-force trauma to the head

From a car crash in the Prius

Wiped clear all memories of you

Knocked clean my soul of Jesus

Disintegrate all past delights

Cause Retrograde Amnesia

The center of the the thing I am

Would eternally still need you

Thank God, knock wood

My brain’s in tact

(My heart is broke

Air mattress back

But those aren’t Truths

Just simply facts)

And all the memories persist

And one thing only all insist:

That Time is melting like a clock

But I am staring past the rocks

To seasons we have never seen

Where we will make new memories

Where you will love me once again

And take me home & let me in

Do hearts, as seasons, change?

I hope to God they do

If never had we met

I still would long for you

A. Sea & Salvador in Manhattan.

A. Sea & Salvador in Manhattan.

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