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Pathways and Tree Roots

I remember days at school, singing to trees in the playground,
and thinking, hoping they would sing back.
I remember learning about pathways in the brain, neurons spreading out like tree roots.
The roots, the pathways, form memories.
The more you walk the paths the stronger they get. I walked many paths, over and over again.
I’m so scared of forgetting,
forgetting that little girl that sang to trees.
But I forgot.
I forgot most of my childhood.
It’s like, pictures in a photo album, stories I’m told. that’s what I remember.
But it’s not me.
It’s another version of me.
It’s not a little girl singing to trees.