My memories are misshaped.
I know that.

Some have become larger than they were in life.
And some have diminished till they vanish completely.
Some have been embellished and rehearsed
until they are a feature attraction.

But in each
I play the central role.
I, either the victim
or the hero.

Each memory, large or small,
shapes my future.
What I choose to carry with me today
will influence the way I walk tomorrow.