Tell me our story.
I've been telling it so long
I want to know if
we're reading the same book.
Have I gotten it right or
do you find it unrecognizable?
What are your favorite parts?
Who are your favorite characters?
Dare I hope that I am one?
I'm sure there are boring sections—
there always are in
the chronicles of any adventure.
I wonder if you're skimming
the bits I think are most important.
As with all stories,
our experience shapes
what we take away from it.
We have told this tale
from many times and many places;
we have shared lifetimes
between the pages.
Tell me your version.
I want to read it again.

~Elise Skidmore ©2020

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