Thursday, October 4, 2012

Memories in the Air

I'm having a really bad allergy season this fall. Sometimes, especially when one is grieving, I think memories can be like an allergan. I was feeling that way when I wrote the following.

Memories Alert

Memories are in the air.
Create an emotional smog
that permeates the atmosphere.
Fill the lungs
but can't be expelled
no matter how hard we exhale.
Get in the eyes,
produce tears and
blur the vision.
Relief has to be self-generated.
After all, we are all responsible
for what we put
into the environment.

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  1. Very nice. I like the image (suffering from fall allergies myself). An excellent metaphor for grief.

    Joy's Book Blog

    1. Thanks, Joy. Sometimes grief just feels that way, doesn't it?