every body needs memories

but – holding on to good memories

is unhealthy you said

true – but here is what is unhealthy instead

the knowledge you annihilate

out of hate

when you delete your sweet memories

in your phoenix-fury to delete all your memories

is the knowledge you initiate

when you need to create

new memories

but you erased all your memories

and now nebuchadnezzar-like you crawl

and prowl – your drawl

aimless – for you forgot why the human body

like everybody

needs – for moments like now – a memory cell

– to repel recurring hard-knocks from hell.

fkregie 2016.