Selective memory…

Can I pick and choose

Which moments to file away

Inside the amygdala in my brain

Let only pleasant memories stay

Unpleasant situations are hard enough

To deal with in the present

I wish I would not ruminate

Over unpalatable moments..

My composure, my state of contentment

Is compromised in moments of discomfort

When I think about them later

My emotional memory intensifies the hurt


If only I could detach all emotion

From recollection of a disagreeable event

If only I could face unpleasantness once

And not let it fester into persistent resentment…


Life is too short to while it away

In pain over moments in the past

Therefore I hope that selectively

Unpleasant memories would not last…

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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