CHERISHED NO LONGER

A mind adrift

set off on a whim

lost

where time stood still

but memories

cascaded by

one at a time

all of them

altered

unjustly changed

who would dare

sacrifice this smile

ratify my plight

where is my denial

in limbo

each one changed

I’m grabbing

at everyone

to no avail

stop

come back

that’s not right

I say

leave my memories

alone

WHY !!!!!

I’ve done no wrong

mind adrift

set off on a whim

when I awoke

you were no longer there

and it all

made sense.