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R C Melville

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Menagerie
by R C Melville

Saturday, May 06, 2006
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because you owned them:
the carefully sorted boxes of memorabilia
filed and organized into sections
indicating time; the remains of your mother

preserved in the back of the garage
resisting burial; the CD collection
the books, dated and signed
the pages pristine, barely touched;

the frantic reality threatening
to burst through the firewall
imposed by layers of distorted experience
flaked out like skin of a salmon

slippery and wet in your mind;
the people and things you collected
little more than a distraction
once the fervent desire for possession

had passed. Like the menagerie of my childhood
you exist in animated silence
fragile and constant
leaving all memory behind.


R.C. Melville


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/14/2006
well done
Reviewed by jude forese 5/13/2006
a well written poem, the conclusion was very efective ...
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 5/7/2006
a quality piece of poetry. i was captivated from line one. ty.
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