A New Old Memory

Now open your eyes to see an old face,

An old face that somehow seems new.

Straight to the point, and yet without a map

To guide you away from dead ends.

 

An old face that somehow seems new

Caught in a mirror to reflect your thoughts,

To guide you away from dead ends,

Which surface each time you are sleeping

 

Caught in a mirror to reflect your thoughts;

Memories that seemed far away,

Which surface each time you are sleeping.

Never alone, you’ll not escape.

 

Memories that seemed far away,

Straight to the point, and yet without a map.

Never alone, you’ll not escape,

Now open your eyes to see an old face.

 

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali (Photo Credit: Stephanie)
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali (Photo Credit: Stephanie)

 

This is a pantoum inspired by a New Scientist article about new memories being implanted in mice while they sleep, and what that could mean for us.

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