Thinking Backwards

by October 22, 2010 0 comments

Your memory is a movie
I like to watch in reverse.
I watch the pieces pulling together
returning the smiles we have lost.
And mouths moving —
no words —
I fill in the blanks to match.
It gives us a whole new life.

You say your name.
A few seconds and I do the same.
Farther and farther
to the beginning we go.
I close my eyes.
Hello.
And it’s over.
With a much better word
than good-bye.

editors note:

What a great idea! Let’s open a reverse Cinema. Experience last that delightful anticipation that comes before the theater goes dark; great, no matter how disappointing the movie might be. – mh

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