Tuesday, April 12, 2022

National Poetry Month 2022- Foundlings and Wonderments #12- "Muscle Memory"



"Muscle Memory"

Sister leaves message.

Returning her call

I somehow dial 

my mom’s number

which we disconnected 

the weekend

after we wrote

her obituary.


heart memory,

like muscle memory, 

lasts forever

or maybe even 

a little longer...

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2022


Laura Benson said...

Heart memory…so many to treasure and cherish. Love dwelling on your Slice words, Carol. Sending you constant love and admiration Xox

Mary Lee said...

Hugs, my friend. "Heart Memory" is indeed as strong as (or stronger than) muscle memory.

Heidi Mordhorst said...

I love this one. When we relax, lose focus, what remains important bubble to the surface. Heart memory.

Ramona said...

Heart memory . . . I can't bring myself to delete my brother's name out of my favorite contacts list, even though I'm sure someone else has his phone number by now.

Ramona said...

And look at your handsome sons!