Memories and Moments: A pantoum

By Dixie Ayala

Seems like yesterday
Memories triggered by a smell, song, or thought
Remembering something so vivid it takes me back in time
Some moments and memories are wonderful, some sad, some bad

Memories triggered by a smell, song or thought
The moment my mom passed away; the day my dad was diagnosed with cancer
Some moments and memories are wonderful some sad, some bad
My Grandma Rose reading Peter Rabbit so many times, I knew it by heart

The moment my mom passed away; the day my dad was diagnosed with cancer
Dancing with my daughter in the sawdust at the fair
My Grandma Rose reading Peter Rabbit so many times, I knew it by heart
Coffee brewing, for the first time in our home on wheels, staying by the ocean. I had everything I needed

Dancing with my daughter in the sawdust at the fair
The day my son was born, the day I conceived my daughter
Coffee brewing, for the first time in our home on wheels, staying by the ocean, I had everything I needed
Canadian geese flying overhead in formation, the crunch of fall leaves

The day my son was born, the day I conceived my daughter
Remembering something so vivid it takes me back in time
Canadian geese flying overhead in formation, the crunch of fall leaves
Seems like yesterday

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