Memory

Just once more I say, but it will always come back

Just once more I say, when it haunts me in the black

Just once more I say, as I try to push back.

Just once more I plead, when I am caught unaware,

It comes unnoticed from its lair

Only then does the pain of loss engulf me,

Only then does the memory seep into my heart

I wait

There it is,

As stygian as the sky

on a starless night

The curse that awaits me for eternity.

Dawn breaks the night,

Shattering the dark with an explosion of light.

And I know,

Memory shall haunt me forevermore

poem by Miriella Jiffar

lost in translation: 2018-19 Edition