- It's not about you
- Or you or you or you
- It's not about me, though a few things in there bear a small but distinct similarity to stuff I've seen/done/heard about
- It's not based in reality, but neither is reality entirely based on the memory of earlier reality
- Still, much of it is based on images I haven't been able to shake over the year
- It was originally going to be called Stars in September which is a better poem title but one that I will save for a different piece.
So I deleted that paragraph and published something that was essentially true. But I saved the weird paragraph and read and re-read it. And it has puzzled me. You see, I don't remember writing it. But I clearly was the person who wrote it. Though the events were untrue, the following elements did indeed match reality: the paragraph's narrator has two cats (I have two cats); a reference is made to an "absent father" (my father died 14 years ago; during my childhood, he traveled for work frequently), and some action took place in an office that is part of a larger suite of offices (just like mine).
In the future, I hope to analyze my hallucinatory dream paragraph. I will parse each of its 77 words and come to a greater understanding of self. I'm not quite ready for that today.