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Dogs 2019

PARALLEL PASTS
(3/26/19)


I remember
locations
that I have
never visited

people
I have
never met

things
I have
never done

I can
write
some memories
off
as dreams

perhaps
as realistic
waking
fantasies

or as
just
plain
insanity

but still
I have so many
other
recollections
that seem
to fit
no such
simple
categories

possibly
images
from previous
incarnations

from former
blacked outs

I feel
a stranger
at times
in my own
flesh

living
so many
lives
at once

a condition
that
exhausts me

confuses me

never sure
of what
was real

and you
wonder
why I never
want to do
anything

mistaking
my aversion
of exposure
to déjà vu

for ennui