May 30, 2016

 

Alternates

 

it can be confusing, at times
you start to think you’re crazy

(or that they might be lying
but that’s not really possible
could they be less honourable
than you hope you are)

so many ‘things’ not being quite
as you remember them to be

(she said something different here
he died two days earlier there
some say you acted as you didn’t
history is just ever so slightly off)

that you can’t quite be certain
of anything you might think
 
except that as confusing as this is
wherever you might be is home

 

Written in response to the death of Morley Safer, whom history
records as having died May 19, 2016. And yet for the two days
prior I remembered remembering him dying on May 17, 2016.