• djehanepoetry 2w


    Papers and bills, personal notes,
    Credit card statements, all go through
    The shredder, resulting in fettuccine,
    Erasing memories of expenses: rent,
    Shopping, travel, food, and gas bills…
    The basket is slowly filling as my past
    Activities are displayed before my eyes,
    Disappearing gradually into shreds, just as
    Those past years vanished from my life,
    Long ago… Trying to prevent identity theft?
    Who would be willing to steal my Past?
    Making it their very own, carrying the ordeal
    Of my problems, the trials and tribulations
    Of my life! In the meantime, I’m trying to protect
    The uncertainty of my Future, not yet here,
    Not yet mine, but not so distant after all,
    Built upon a shredded past and a shredding present!

    © Djehane Hassouna, 2006

    Rainbow of Emotions, page 116