The Library Of Once Upon A Time

Mike Essig
Oct 23, 2018 · 1 min read
artsclubchicago.org

We remember, we think.

There are no facts,
but fragments fused
into the stories
we invent, imagine,
and call memories
to create our selves,
improved fictions
placed with care
upon our shelves.

We think we remember.

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