Other People’s Memories

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
She'd tried it for awhile,
living on other people's memories,
other children playing in their yards,
other parents holding their children tight.

Those other recollections, though,
carried her to other places best avoided,
until she recognized the self-deceit
they planted in her heart.

So, she made her own memories,
alone though she was,
and she learned her own company
was worth more than crying over lies.

©October 2022
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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