places memory can’t reach

the past has places memory can’t reach,
where time’s own passing draws a veil across
unfolding scenes: in time, each quiet loss
leaves stains that even age can’t bleach –
the past has places memory can’t reach,
and in recalling times long past the gloss
on time is like a stone’s long-gathered moss…
yet there are things imaginations teach;
where memory obfuscates the truth, the mind
will grow a little younger in the calling
of a purer age once sadly left behind,
and in the slow refilling of the space
with memories, the volatile rephrase
of madness and a fatal skyward falling

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13 thoughts on “places memory can’t reach

      1. oh! you came in second for both prose and poetry – congrats 😀

        and gmail shows your comment like this:

        melodily – LJ Comment to me
        show details 08:06 (-467 minutes ago)

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      2. huh how did you know, you asked? haha what did you get? anyway all that effort for nothing too, they not counting winning entry points for BW ): because the BW IHC comm got some J1s to help them submit entries. sniff. and what hapen to gmail, 467 minutes ago whoa

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      3. gan told me! my secks scene got first for prose 😀 the only thing i submitted hahaha. WG’ll solicit permission from authors and then we’ll see our stuff published online yayy

        and gmail damn weird tonight, keep hanging on me

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      1. PROSE

        Top 3:
        1. Thomas Ang – Snapshots (MT)
        2. Lee Zhi Xin – At night they come alive (BW)
        3. Gabriel Tan – Traveling (BB)

        The announcement should come up tomorrow!

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      2. Once the results are released formally and we get permissions from the authors, we will be showcasing the winning pieces online 🙂

        Zhixin put up quite a good show; she also won second place for poetry!

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