Written for the collaborative prompt from Read Write Poem
TENUOUSLY FORGETTABLE MEMORIES
As yet I don’t know which words to delete
Antiquated meditation, perhaps.
Untouched, nobody guards his artefacts,
sacred tribal tatterdemalion
now lost in the courtyards of his villas.
I attempt to scavenge some of the junk
and recognise the badge of civil chrome
on the parked cars belonging to the host
across the alleys, gleaming in the sun.
Nowadays though he hardly leaves the house,
if he resurfaces the Pap’s will pounce,
they scream obscenities in his front yard
and slink away to jettison their bile.
His brilliant tablature will not deplete.151008