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the forgetting

September 21st, 2023

the forgetting feels like losing embodiment

retroactive out of body experiential consciousness-

but I was there.

I did ground.

not in the same way as now, maybe not as well-

to disgrace the young self and her being

by remembering the forgotten as disengaged

snatches away the little autonomy of thought that she

clung so desperately to.

It is okay to not remember fully,

It is okay to forget.

The self which is now formed

has not all the information

is not all the prior selves

feels not all memory as current-

I leave her there, in beauty of being, in all that she was

and honor her journey, commend her perseverance, praise her existence

though she may be forgotten in parts

her unabridged sum has formed me


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