Lost files

neurons in the brain

by Kevin T McEneaney

There are many varieties of rocks,

so many kinds that I’m often confused.

At times I think there are rocks in my head,

tiny cellular rocks blocking neurons,

especially my name portfolio

which contains at least a million surnames

consisting of nick-names or people

with whom I have conversed amicably;

also, characters in novels or plays,

and sometimes even movies I have seen.

When I meet a character I know well

and I can’t recall the first or last name,

I feel like a dunce in cartoon drawings.

Names have vanished like rocks ground to powder….

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books