when a thought becomes a fraction

divided into memory

and everyday fatigue

it settles not happy to remain

will divide again

into dreams and realization

long cerebral passageways

cluttered with electric snapshots

of a life lived long,

thinking was a process

started in the morning

after rinsing mouth and bathing

combed and prepared

opened the mind

some fractions found division harder

and became elongated spools

of tension and agitation

hands that tremor

ever so slightly

as sipping a glass of lemonade,

beneath this mass of

seething activity

normal had almost resumed

old fractions worked

looking at a photo album

your son found in the loft

other debris of a life in one place

gathered and divided

and will be when your





  1. claudia says:

    i love the title and the memories as well…it’s cool to look through old foto albums and some things will still be when we’re gone..yes

  2. Grace says:

    I like the imagery of thoughts breaking and trembling and remembering of what is “normal” ~ I just hope when I am older that I can stil continue with my “normal” routine and have my memories intact ~

  3. brian miller says:

    ugh…heavy feel with this…even fractioned out the weight becomes heavy and ultimately overwelming…the thought of something happening to the son the hardest for me…

  4. Those thoughts you describe sounds like a sharp pebble in my shoes.. divided they still linger

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