I Remember

by Nathalie Jackson

I remember Who I Am
How many times have I heard these very words
Come from my very lips?
Here I am, once again…
Having forgotten
To remember.

Is this how the story is meant to unfold?
Is this the destiny of humanity?
How far will I fall
When next my memory fails?

It remains unknown
Forever in the mystery
Here for my discovery

Until then, I smile.
For right now I’m alive,
I’m awake; I see.
I’ll stay here
Content and at peace
Fire burning in my belly
Giving love, taking love in
Living to be alive
Not forsaking any part of me
Loving every crease, every wrinkle
Every eyelash, every grey hair

Every part counts
All of me matters.

I remember…


Journal, Volume 2 Issue 12