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MEMORY FLOOD

Simple enough a geological video

Of Lake Tahoe where I escaped

From reality for a few years

Needed to catch up with mhself

Geology is one of those

Too many things I’m interested in

A sudden flood of memories

Some with emotions attached

Screamed across that part

Of my brain responsible for that

Overwhelmed right now

A slide show run amuck

Flitting scene after scene

I wanted to linger but they

Only had fifteen minutes

A geological class project no doubt

UC Davis a college you’ve never heard of

There were the memories remembered

Memories I forgot then this rush

Of feelings and emotions

I was there emotionally

All of the thoughts and beliefs

The incubating desires wants needs

Of the person I wanted to be

And am sort of I did fulfill

Some of those dreams

Kept some of the promises

Checked off more boxes than

I thought I could but still have some

Didn’t sell out

More like didn’t fit in

With the ideals of the real world

I saw trails I had hiked

And ones I still want to

Felt loves had lost and missed

That girl on Pope Beach

I still think about

The friends I had and still do

I don’t know why I ever left

To be here I suppose

That’s it fulfilling doing

The rest of your life

Kind of thing

Book series - Anxiety is not Depression ‘Bring Order to the Chaos’, ‘Daily Reader’, ‘Questions and Answers’. The view from the inside about these disorders.

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Book series - Anxiety is not Depression ‘Bring Order to the Chaos’, ‘Daily Reader’, ‘Questions and Answers’. The view from the inside about these disorders.