An old acquaintance
by DeeDe Mac
Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Have you ever run into an old acquaintance someone you’ve not seen since High School and wondered how they knew you, how you recognized them? Both of us older, heavier, and in my eyes completely different. We were not close friends, just part of the same club long ago. So when I looked at my high school picture and looked at myself in the mirror I wondered…
This old photo with innocent eyes
and welcoming elastic skin
so different so amazingly sinewy
and fresh radiating light and juvenility
starring unknowingly aftertime
that formerly seemed so magical
as if anything was possible.
In reverse, the connection a mystery
Unsure of where lies the similarity
Perhaps it’s the eyes, the nose. But there
Are so many in the world. What else?
So many minutes that went too fast
But took too long to get here and then evaporated
Leaving behind merely traces.
What remarkable epiphany in
Realizing that we don’t completely
Disappear. Maturity can’t claim
The spirit, nor the dream
And somewhere closer
To the surface than I’d thought
Is the me I’d been looking for but forgot.
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|Reviewed by jude forese
|interesting reminiscence ...|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wonderful juxtaposition of what once was and what is now--well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I like the fact that we don't completely disappear. :)
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Superb prose revisiting the past comparing
to the present.Excellent write!
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Unique N Different Write_Nere's Sum Thin You Didn't Think About_
You Anybody--If You Live To Be 195 & Have 1 True Friend All The Rest Be But Acquaintences,i.e. They Can All Stay In High School Year Book Exactly Where They (Died) Belong...
I Do Not Forget Anything ( Memory Like a Hawk)-But I Fogot All Of Them Years Past In That Book,i.e. Believe It---THE PAST Is DEAD_
If You Do Meet Any Of them In (Your) Future Dee De--I'll Bet You Just Won State Lottery $$$ Million Dollars $$$....