Surbiton High School

Distort

distort

HOLLY JOHNSTON 12N

I am

streams of consciousness,

veins carry experience to the sea

always like the tidal drag

always shifting

dropping memories for the future

minds cannot be sculpted

and yet I dispute.

reconstructing

a lost-present again and always

drifting to and fro

between

a reality and a perception

I reflect

a recollection in the pool

of embroidered pasts

when we sat below the sea

on that bench at sunset,

when you said we are

elements and atoms and dust

time tied to the universe

but both we differ

in memory

identities constantly

shift as we reinvent

the self is rewriting

the past we revisit

every time different and always

so now we wander

our blood as salty as this …read more