Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Memory's Bus


Memory's Bus

Memory is madness
that's deemed sane.
It hums lost tunes and
strolls a lost lane.

It makes things up
and calls them "Past."
It manufactures
replicas that last.

For language and math,
memory's all right.
It helps you hold what
you read last night.

Its versions of us, though,
become who we are.
Arbitrarily, it selects
scenes that will star.

In the story of us, memory
tells and retells us.
Memory drives the
weirdest tour-bus.

Copyright 2011 Hans Ostrom
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