Michael Shepherd Memory Poems

1.
0010 Memory

and brought back with her

the first few primroses she did not pick
tucked neat into the hedgerow
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2.
! The Library Of Memory

and then in between remarks,
you fall silent, still, the eyes
not far away but rather,
seeing the faraway right here
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3.
0173 Memory's Fast Rewind

Sometimes memory
runs back like an instant fast rewind
like it’s said to do at death
and hits you wham between the eyes
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4.
Living In The Heart's Memory

A gentle touch upon the forearm
with a hand, gloved or warm with life,
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5.
! ! In Memory Of George Herbert. For Fay.

I, upon this journey, question me:
journey, I to God, or God to me?

If I to God: I pray that journey fast;
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6.
! The First Photo That Memory Took

that moment when …
when memory first opened its treasured album
and began to make our picture of ourselves -
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