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The Persistence of Memory
by John E. Gray
Memory persists, so we have
Which seems so old-fashioned,
even Narrative; appears
as somewhat a relief.
Yet, Space-time has no reality
as current theories go.
Alzheimer's--the mushiness of mind
loses it story line.
the story's essential turning point,
Then, science becomes science fiction
And tragedy is no longer,
the page can be turned, at will.
Our lives are no longer
leaps of faith.
The essential drama leaks away.
No more entertainment value...
a small step indeed.
(Inspired by George Johnson)
Poem © 2002 by John E. Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork © 2002 by Frank Sipala FrancisSipala@aol.com
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