To Cut the Evil by the Root
I’ve been trying to tell this story many times. My memories are scattered all over the floor and I’m trying to pick them up, dust them off, and put them on a shelf. They slip from my hands to the floor, I pick them up and clean the dirt again, maybe this time they can safely stand there, but they keep slipping, and I keep picking them up. After some time, I don’t remember whose memories are mine anymore. Does this one I’m holding belong to you? Is it mine now? Is my life really my life? Does this body really belong to me? “How much of what we remember is simply ours?” I collect these memories, these poems, these definitions and texts and I puzzle them together, to know you better, to know myself better. I’m not trying to find one conclusive answer, the more I ask the more questions emerge.
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