I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
What wealth the show to me had brought:
And dances with the daffodils.
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The prompt for today's poem is "History", so I focused on a situation that has been happening fairly regularly lately. How many of you have adult children who question your memories?
They creep into conversation
like today when I spoke of the first time
I ever cooked calamari
their slimy translucent grey bodies lay
on the counter with the eyes staring
antenna now useless protruding from their
heads. They didn’t look like the fried crispy
rings I had known.
In the middle of the memory she says
“No, that wasn’t when we were in Bedford.
It was in Long Island”
I questioned the memory, all the while knowing
she was wrong, but in the all knowing world of
a young adult woman not yet in her thirties
it was the truth for her.
Lately our truths seem to collide
as if she were searching through
my memories and deciding which were real
and I question each time wondering if she is right
knowing the memory is mine
held in my brain and lived viscerally,
How can she vet the memories I had before her?
She wasn’t there when I threw my wedding ring across
that parking lot in California.
or when I lost my tooth in Arizona.
She wasn’t there when I got the news my father died
on an April morning.