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June 14th, 2007 - Courtney Ford

June 13, 2017

I. Present

The universe has red yarn
strung around our ankles
connecting us;
not the you and I,
but all of us.

 

II. Past

I’ve lost my memories
spent several hours worrying about them
researching early symptoms
herbs and vitamins
Until I realized
My memories are not my
possessions, my memories belong also
to everyone in them
to all the collaborators;
not the you and I,
but all of us.

 

III. Future

What is now
is only temporarily ours.
This too will become
a memory that is not ours. Let it be
lost from us.
Every day we wake up and
there is a little death waiting for us;
not the you and I,
but all of us.

 

IV. June 14, 2017

When you give up the need to hold memory,
there’s so much time left.
Life, and everything in it
is only what you choose to make;
there is no loss.


We have so much time left,
not the you and I,
but all of us.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Ford is a wife and aunt living in Dover, Delaware. She works as the Aquatics Director for the Dover YMCA; passionate about adult learn-to-swim programs and committed to offering free life-saving swim lessons to children.

 

 

Courtney encourages you to support the mission of the YMCA of Delaware by making an investment in a child’s future. Click here to donate. 

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