Residual Memories

Old vinyl crooning
Young aunt mooning
foaled calf half falling

Hastily slithering snake
Scared kids ready to stake
swollen monsoon, a lake

First tingle of mingle, alien thrill
Two bodies merging in collision
Childhood going over the hill

Sweet ginger tea, marzipan candies
Interesting tobacco cartons, shiny tins
Hookah’s gurgles, skinned childish shins

Mysterious rendezvous by smoking Uncle
Neighbor’s daughter hastening on cycle
Sniggering kids, money in fists, lots of caramel

A funereal funeral in breast beating procession
A wild woman in throes of ghastly possession
A face peering through half drawn curtain

Staccato howls, enemy planes’ banshee prowls
winter’s discontent, dogfights, brandy laced chai
Chilblains chased by warming bricks me and my

Heart and mind zoned out, bodies entwined
Strangers knotted arranged in holy wedlock
locking horns, emoting cloud nine egos shorn

Residual memories’ indelibly blinking
Trail of yore plane’s tail lights winking
Magnetic bits bytes unwind triggering

(pictures from internet-disclaimer)


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