Permission to Reminisce (poem)

Whenever I allow myself to think of love, my mind runs to the chambers where secret memories are stored, in sealed chests, on high unreachable shelves, deterring me from opening, dreaded Pandora boxes, stripped of hope.

Yet sometimes the endeavour to reminisce overwhelming feelings I struggle to repress, commands me to climb the stairs, unclose the safes of the unspoken, as I forbid tears from pouring, out of clouded eyes, still loving.

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You are there, with your roguish smile, chivalric deportment, statuesque poise, Michelangelo’s David, I compared, giddily gazing at your tragic features as if you were, the one and only whom I could ever love, desire, crave, forgive.

Suddenly though not unexpectedly, intrudes the scolding guardian of remembrances, treating me as an impostor in my own mind, a thief of frames concealed, yelling at me as you used to, reminding me of reality, your swinging lunatic humours, mercilessly lashing me with words.

Scars time will never heal, they lie when they say it will, it has no power over what we were, nor can it erase even the slightest faintest flare of what we felt. Whenever I allow myself to think of love, I still think of you, but that’s the maximum I consent to do.

 

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Aurora Kastanias

Aurora Kastanias

Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, Aurora grew up in Rome, where her parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led her to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors. While studying for her BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome. She further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd. It was only after her MBA that she started writing more seriously, giving space to her true passions. In recent years she has written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months, she started studying astrophysics and writing poems in English,
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Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, Aurora grew up in Rome, where her parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led her to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors. While studying for her BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome. She further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd. It was only after her MBA that she started writing more seriously, giving space to her true passions. In recent years she has written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months, she started studying astrophysics and writing poems in English,