Photographic Memory, poetry by Ariti Jankie at Spilwords.com
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Photographic Memory

Photographic Memory

written by: Ariti Jankie

 

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Barely three, gazing into a mirror, she shaped her future.
A bundle of curls, a face quite pretty with skin a shade darker.

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The mind takes the picture.
Barely eight, reading story books, the desire to become a storyteller planted itself into the heart.

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Like a juicy calabash mango, holding on to the dream. Reading, learning, readying. The pen moulding itself into her hand.

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The fire, the passion. Little girl blossoming, emerging woman. Village to village, an island home too small, the world becomes the playground.

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Love found her. Laugher is divine. Betrayal is poison. Hide the picture until another day.

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Slow and relaxing days, recovery and reward. The little girl who lived beyond her dreams.
Going over and over again, the album in her mind.

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Steps of a ladder climbed to get it all together.

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