i am delicately

i am delicately
peeling into
this memory i have
of you – how we
rarely had
in our youth
you were visiting –
maybe you’d carry
with you only
a small bag of
the sweet fruits,
and still, it was
up to us
to peel away
the tough outer
layer, past the inner
to get to
the unforgettable
part, the stuff
of memories


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