Old notebooks

Cultural tape recorder

mixed amid the clutter

cables, fittings, amps

fast food wrappers and caked mud

from a date in Gainesville

dusty notebooks, ink in shaky hand

marking events for no one to read

vaults impenetrable

contents tease through polycarbonate

fishbowl museums populate

shelves in no order, chaotic symmetry

these parchments make a puzzle

for chronologically challenged minds

events recorded, their nuance lost