Prosopagnosia
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A love poem about having face blindness

Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia

by RJ Walker

Prosopagnosia

or facial blindness.

is a memory disorder.

It is not that I

see everyone

with featureless

slenderman faces

It is simply that I

cannot store faces

in my memory.

But I've learned other ways

to recognize people.

Like their hair

or their aesthetic

or the sound of their voice.

But then I met you

and that's not enough anymore.

your face is so beautiful

and I wish I could remember why.

I want to pull apart

my skull to try and find

where this feeling came from

it feels like

seeing a full moon for the first time.

But I can't remember how your face

rests upon the pillow

each morning

or how your smile

tells me

you love me each night.

I rend myself apart

attempting to hold the memory of your face

like the wind in my palms.

But it's ok. It's ok.

Every time I see your face

it's the first time

and even when I forget

there is still

a glowing moon

in my chest.

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