The Gem In I
I've learned to push myself away
Though my heart begs me to stay
I moved into that selfless center
And they took apart all of me that remains
So, here's those feelings
Here is that order
You'll start at the top
Strip away all desire
Rip away, tear away
Make sure that nothing remains
Of ragedy and will up the Annie (ante)
The jackpots the other pea in the pod
You were supposed to make me forget!
What do you remember?
That I gambled...
How do you know?
Because I feel loss
Feeling lost is a symptom of sacrifice.
These scars can't compare to my heart
Such precision, such pain
When we would sleep we shared dreams
When she would breathe I knew we were ok
You view us as an abnormality
but to us this is the most normal thing
You try and sum us up like an equation
Occasionally trying to change the scenes
Yet, on this occasion...
I sit, watching this siamese cat stare in the mirror
And as I watch
I feel complete
Because I know she remembers me.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
Andy has such a hard time with the thought of being separated from Ann that he asks the doctors to wipe his and her memories clean but they were only able to temporarily remove his memories and eventually they all start coming back to him but, for Ann, her memories stayed wiped never returning.
This is a conversation with the surgeon and the process from beginning to end of what takes place..
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