Saturday, June 24, 2006

all those sweet conspiracies

It seems like I am forever writing sentences that spin around the pivot of one or both of these words.

I write them back to front, upside down, even in a mirror, but they never make sense. One sounds long - a murmur, a rumble, an echo. The other is a soundproof door - closing me out or closing you in - I’m not yet sure which.

Then tonight I notice something new. Something previously hidden within these words. In remember there is ember. In forget there is forge. And so their eternal reliance on each other become clear. The forge where our cast iron tomorrows are wrought - fed by embers, those glowing fragments of dying yesterdays. Words within words should never be ignored.

Knowing this I tie these words to ribbons and let them hang above me while I sleep - an unlikely mobile that permeates my dreams. Everyday I wake up asking - is there something I need to remember, or something I’d best forget?

3 comments:

The Clown said...

You're correct: They're interconnected. In fact, he would be a fool who would think that they are antonyms... rather I'd like to believe that they are complimentary.... fulfilling each other.... smile.

teawiththebirds said...

Words within words - this is brilliant!

I want to look for other hidden words...

modern anxiety said...

In the middle of loneliness there is a line.
A lifeline, or enough rope to hang yourself…
The line leads you. Will you follow it?