Semi-Portrait Of A Friend
(There’s More To Him Than This.)
I have a friend
Who has a perfect memory.
You’d have to sift through thoughts –
The you and I - but he,
He pictures everything,
Recalls it all – dates, times, the history.
What could be wrong
With knowing all the lyrics to each song you hear?
Draw near, I’ll tell you:
He remembers all the bad and good;
He’s filtered nothing. Think if you could
Think back on all that wasn’t good in life:
The sad, the mad, the hurts, the wife?
Besides the perfect recall
He sees it all in black and white.
All is beautiful or quite unpalatable;
If disgusting, I would guess it’s frustrating –
To lash out, then to smother it with, ”Asch!”
To bring to mind each second and
To have opinions strong.
He’s never wrong –
(One of his ‘strong’ opinions).
Plus, he takes offense,
I don't mean to offend;
Pretend I'm scatterbrained -
Photographic Memory -- Kris Parins
-- Randy Mora