Lattice Work

Today began as it had
so many times before
the sound of an alarm
the caress of a shower
the closing of a door

I remember so little of life
beyond the things I do
day after day week after week
so much of life is beyond repetition
moments lost so many moments

Like cracks in an imperfect diamond
so beautiful yet incomplete
my life becomes those repetitions
memories compressed into a lattice work
of who I am with all its cracks
and imperfections

Today my life has changed
the repetitions will grow dark
and my memories will fade
as I move out into the cracks
of tomorrow

And I wonder...
Who is this person
that haunts my thoughts
today?

content