Aphelion Issue 244, Volume 23
October 2019
 
Editorial    
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Poetry
Features
Series
Archives
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Forum
Flash Writing Challenge
Forum
Dan's Promo Page
   

Stratification 2

by Richard Tornello


Layer upon layer
Year after year
Pressing down hard
Upon that brain of yours dear.

Till what was mutable, changeable
Becomes hard as a rock.
Sworn too.
Yet upon investigation
found permeable,
And leaks quite a lot.
Still……
Don’t YOU think………
That was?
IS!
Was, is not.
Memory now and memory then
to much a degree
Compressed illusion.


© 2007 Richard Tornello

Find more by Richard Tornello in the Author Index.

Comment on this story in the Aphelion Forum

Return to Aphelion's Index page.