Memory is a fragile contrasting tapestry
with fleeting colors & varying textures
cut across an inert readiness for oblivion
for a grid with a dull scissor called judgment.
It is comprised of multifaceted threads
in emotional hues, experiential contrasts
realized shadows, sharpened by clarity
exposed by circumstance and filtered by loss or death.
Because threads tend to get tangled,
cut, loosened, weathered and tethered;
Oblivion is the knot that cuts
memory’s threads leaving humans
catchers in the rye as one ages
suffering from Alzheimers
dementia and amnesia attacks.
Healthy diets and lifestyles
free of stress and lies
help keep oblivion almost always
away from memory’s threads.
fabric turns into oblivion’s threads!