Remains

Lit on fire
Buried
Mummified
Scattered
Dissected
Mourned
Prayed over
Danced on
Spat on
Wept over
Sitting on mantles
In caves
In mausoleums
In fields
On the ocean floor
In graves
We remember
They have no memory
And yet we remember
We do not want to be forgotten
And so we remember
We cannot forget
And so we remember
We live stubbornly in the past
And so we remember
We want justice
And so we remember
We want forgiveness
And so we remember
We become what we remember
And that is what
Remains

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