The Memory Puzzle 

Pictures are enigmas 

in retrospective blur,

recollect sepia

in playback to recur.


Enigmas and memories

in lost and faded words,

life a silent movie

once lived coloured and heard.


Memories and puzzles

wistfully recollect,

each a precious moment

to cherish and protect.


Endeared minutes captured

in futures reminisced,

cinematic thinking

of heartbeats that are missed.


©Jacqui Slade