Beloved Companions

In the recesses of our minds, near the darker corners in which we do not like to dine, live the memories of beloved companions we have lost. Pets that were chosen family, favorite cousins we only saw once a year as we grew older, and the imaginary ones we had to leave behind. They are somehow always with us. They permeate our being like a January frost in northern Minnesota while shoveling the drive. We absorb them. The memories may not be far off. There are no official regulations for these glimpses at eternity and mortality. There are only toys whose batteries have run out, and balloons which have given up their loft. If we have the courage to visit those corners, to play with them in the recesses, we can evolve into truly magnificent and sentient beings. If we refuse to dwell in these areas, the memories become foggy or jaded. They change over time until they have become murky shadows that don’t even resemble their original forms across lineage and dreams.

.

.

.

.

.

#photography #instapics #photographersofig #pictures #artistic #creative #creation #writersofig #writerswrite #writersofinstagram #writinglife #wordgasm #words #selfpublishing #sidewayseightprojects

#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #poemsofinstagram #dailypoems #micropoems #poetrydaily #poetry_addicts #poemsporn

About SIDEWAYS EIGHT

Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s