Light a fire

Pour a drink

Draw the curtains

Think of a song to sing

Go back in time

Sift through rows of memories

Bring out a leaf

Go slowly over it

Take more time now

Then you did when you lived it

Play it on loop

Touch it again

And again,

If it was bad the first time

Or if it was good

You’re safe now

Or gone too far

To fear it

Or desire it again

And as the fire roars

And the drink warms up

Let the song escape

Through your lips

Touched by the memory

In that moment

Let your memory add

Another leaf

To be taken out

In another time.

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