I used to write poetry. Was it at Lester Pearson Senior Secondary School, or was it Vincent Massey Junior Secondary School? Some of my poems were even published. To find out when and where will undoubtedly involve offline research.
Currently, I am undertaking an exploration of my soul, in yet another MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Innovative Cascadia Poetry, offered by Cascadia College in Bothell, Washington, through the Canvas Network.
Looking for cargocollective.com, a personal publishing platform, memory failed me. I thought Cargo was called Canvas. Reaching the Canvas network I realized my mistake, but spent a few minutes looking at the free courses on offer.
We all know that just a few minutes of innocent diversion can have serious consequences, and so it happened once again. Another enrollment in yet another course.
The past is such a haze.
I cannot remember
which are the true memories.
False memories are overrunning my mind.
Which are the deliberate lies?
Which are the innocent distortions?
It all would have been so much easier
If I had recorded it all:
video, audio, photos and words.
Film, tape, paper and hard drives
are more reliable than brain cells
with their endless mindstorms.