GO TO THE TAPE

I’ll sit remembering
when another cold December
rings in the next new year,
and I’ll be right here with memories
saved for posterity. Photographs
and video tapes will fill the gaps
left behind and my mind will be
placated. We’ve debated whether
we’d want to watch without the other,
but the burden of a life voided
leaves this gap which is unbearable.
I envision scraps of magnetic medium
strewn on the table where splices would
tell the perfect tale. But it would fail recounting
the true story we’ve written, two loving combatants
smitten with the other and fighting for and throughout
our lives. Then when these memories escape,
I’ll find you again when I go to the tape.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 25: TAPE

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