Poetry / Poets

Quantum memory by Marya Zilberberg

It’s not that you forget or
That you say things at inappropriate times
It’s not that she sometimes gets annoyed with your
Dog-like devotion and need
It’s not that you are a broken record
Spinning the same tales of your past glory

It’s that your mind is no longer
Encumbered by the constraints of
It’s that you no longer abide by the
Ordinary laws of space-time
It’s that time — like your brow —
Has become wrinkled
And you are a traveller in its
Quantum folds

It’s just that we are all alone on this side of
Your timeless adventure
Without a map and
Confused by the feeling of your hand in ours
We cower in the corners of
Your reflection


2 thoughts on “Quantum memory by Marya Zilberberg

  1. Marya Zilberberg is yet another doctor who writes. She used to take care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Now she just studies how to improve healthcare delivery to the critically ill and others in our hospitals, and teaches graduate students in Public Health how to evaluate research. She is well published in scientific journals, and has written a book on evidence evaluation. But what gives her one of her greatest thrills is reading and writing poetry. Her poetry has been published on Vox Poetica, and her blog, Arkadia, can be found here.

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