Nostalgia: November 10th, 2020

Reminded and recounted
that childhood
held the perfect version of me 
A version of me
Blissfully unaware
of unrecoverable truth
No voice yet, no desire, no inquiry
Memory erased
A knowing
The knowing of before
an unknown truth
Past self
identity lost
Identity was lost
and I rebuilt anew
those who forget
assume I do too
Yet today my body reminds me 
of a home beyond my memory
My heart struggles to beat 
in remembrance of before
My legs carry me down paths untraveled
In search of her
The perfect version of me 
before I left home 
At once alone

2 responses to “Nostalgia: November 10th, 2020”

  1. This is beautiful and sad and beautiful all over again.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Alicia!

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