- The Memory Blanketby Marillion
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Remnants of the past
The Memory Blanket by Marillion

The blanket, wrinkled as a Shar-pei’s skin,
was useful once — no more.
I dumped it in the canvas bin
That greeted patrons at the Goodwill store.

Neglected, shredded in its long repose,
it was a token of
those afternoons, sans cares (and clothes),
when winter spooning led to making love.

Its memories composed an epitaph
to beauty, worn and frayed—
to love's cohesion, torn in half,
and sentiments hued bright, but cued to fade.


Author Notes
Iambic verse in a 10-6-8-10 scheme. Thanks for reading.


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