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Reminiscence

Reminiscence

23/05/2006


Ingenuous reminiscence
Conscious reminiscence
Of my blackness
Tasty reminiscence
Odorous reminiscence

Unexpected visitor
You come from there towards me
As the Garonne comes up
When it is full,
On the banks of its bed.
You go up,
Like a decided sea
In my closed eyes
You flood my mouth
And My head,
You run through my veins,

Black reminiscence
Coloured reminiscence
Of my blackness
Tasty reminiscence
Odorous reminiscence

Salutary reminiscence
Who inflates my heart
With soft nostalgias
Of delicious spleen
And of so much of simple things
Of which greatness
Remains and resists,
Like the memory
Of great heroes,

To the attacks of the years
And of this overrated life
Who gently
Suffocate us
In the languorous embrace
Of its long and treacherous arms

Salutary reminiscence.

© Théo BAMARA - Toutes les guerres du monde - 2021
Collection : Poèmes en Rouge

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