Made of memory,
we are but moments
wired together
into patterns
that make us who we are.

Every song we sing,
word we write,
thing we make,
and tale we tell
leaves a mark.

Those marks are us
in that instant,
captured for eternity
as part of the checkered whole
everybody sees.

Perhaps
we should focus more
on leaving marks
on the world
before we go.

BTF 1-17-2020