Memory must be repainted
and all its lost fragments
will have to be glued together again.
sleeping at the bottom of a trunk,
thrown into the purgatory
of our silences.
Fossilized or dismantled objects,
rooted to the spot, superfluous.
from Repainting Memory, by Emile Hemmen, trs. from French by Janine Goedert, Igneus Press, Bedford, NH, 2002, p. 1.