No Strength to Prevent Either

Can hardly open eye anymore
And words weigh a ton
Living dual terrors of being forgotten...
...and being ignored
Not sure which worse

People forget me
I never forget a thing
Filler, a compulsion of arts
Leaving trails of telling stories
Living to be forgotten

Neglect trumps
Results in disgrace
From Dante’s nine circles
to K├╝bler-Ross’s five stages
It’s right there before you

Eternal question or
Eternal struggle
Curse of the aristocracy
We just run out of time