The past stood still

The past stood stillThe past stood still…
I see that isn’t so, that memory decays like the rest, is unstable in its essence, flits, occludes, is variable, sidesteps, bleeds away, eludes all recovery; worse, is not what it seemed once, alters unfairly, is not the intact garden we remember but, instead, speeds away from us backward terrifically until when we pause to touch that sun-remembered wall the stones are friable, crack and sift down, and we could cry at the fierceness of that velocity if our astonished eye had time.
_From a poem by Eric Orsmby_

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“The past stood still”
Milano, Italy, Dec. 2012
© Massimo S. Volonté

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