Amy Saul-Zerby: Memories Become Clutter
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memories become clutter

 

you tell me the light falls

in slats but i don’t see it any-

 

more. limbs slackened as

your hands around my

 

neck in the dark would have

in time. don’t tell me about

 

bravery, take my name

in vain, i am ready to let go

 

of specificity & the idea

that i know anything

 

a rose is a rose is a rose

and i don’t remember why


Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press). Her poems have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Spy Kids Review, Mad House, and Bedfellows Magazine. She is editor in chief of Voicemail Poems and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine and The Rumpus.