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Mechanical Memory Creator | A Poem by Chris Way

Listen here you little memory creator
You mechanical marvel of humankind
Show me what you’ve seen later
The time we cannot rewind
The eyes’ and minds’ tool of sight
The chemistry and processes expose gradients of light
The bigger the better the more to see
Turning a second into gold like its alchemy
The souls you are believed to steal and set free
The people you capture are all around me
The moments you make last an eternity
The memory goes blind and this is what you’ll see
From light to dark shades of grey
Any one year
Any one month
Of any given day
It’s a life that will not last forever
But more will see the memories stay


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