.

I've lost my memory, but I have ink
so.
I will attempt to substitute text for texture,
crude sentences for warm embraces, and
an elaborate fiction in place of
faithful reproduction.

I am sure to leave things out
as my imagination takes
liberties.

What I say will not be what happened
my version of the events will be
ever and always
what I have written,

not what I remember; not what you remember.