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Memory Palace To Let

I know a little bit about a lot And ought to know much more, but I forgot.

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Mnoronic

Ancient epic poets rhymed (I’ve read) as a device mnemonic, Narrative synapses primed For recollection using sonic Triggers (rhythm worked as well), Which helps explain the richly-plotted Blank-verse tale I can’t now tell: It didn’t rhyme, and I forgot it.

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Look Back In Error

Absolutes are always wrong Shortcuts sometimes take too long Bird banalities are song I say ping and you think pong And not the vaguely racist book About a truant and a cook And how he chose the blow he took … Continue reading

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Cognitive Flatulence

Don’t you hate when someone asks You something that you know by heart And then that simplest of tasks– Just spit it out–becomes Brain Fart! A long-time colleague, in a meeting, Needs an intro to a guest, And though you … Continue reading

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Now That You Mention It

There’s a fact atip my tongue. I’ve known it cold since I was young, Deployed it lavishly out loud In privacy and in a crowd, And totally at my command It’s always been. Please understand That I can dazzle you … Continue reading

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Treasonous Memory

Remember, remember, That thing each November You tell me I shouldn’t forget? It’s fled from my mind, But don’t worry, I’ll find it– This guy hasn’t fawksed it up yet!

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Still Looking

Maybe if I just sit quiet I’ll remember. If I try it, Though, and nothing comes in time I’ll miss my chance to post a rhyme Today, and maybe blow my streak. Yes, I’m a compulsive geek But 56 months … Continue reading

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