Taxidermy

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By Lilly Sayenga

I can see you 

Can you hear me? 

Can you speak to me? 

Do you know me? 

I watch you become 

Taxidermy 

As your brain betrays you It kills me 

Does it hurt 

To stuff the cotton 

In 

Does it hurt 

To not remember 

It 

I am so sorry 

We let you die alone 

Quarantined and made taxidermy

Did you know we still loved you

As we watched you 

Through the computer 

In the backyard 

Did you hear me 

When I sang 

Did you remember me 

Or was the cotton plugging

All of it out

As long as it didn’t hurt 

As long as you can forgive me

It’s okay 

As long as you don’t mind 

Only being a memory 

When you lost yours 

I am sorry 

But at least you are 

In some way 

Preserved in me 

I wear your jacket 

Big and black 

The sleeves dangle off my fingertips I am glad 

That the cotton didn’t plug that

Since this hugs my body 

Instead of your grasp 

I carry you around with me

As I walk to class 

I hope you’ll forgive me 

I am trying my best 

To remember what I have 

I am not stuffed yet 

I am not done yet 

So I will be the keeper of your taxidermy memory 

If you will let me

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