Dating my past / A poem by Kinga Fabó…

A poem by Kinga Fabó
FK vers…

Dating my past

If I date a museum
I date both my personal
and our collective

history and past.
The completeness of our past is alive
in my present.

The fact that I’m just dating a museum
is rooted in the wholeness of my past.
If anything had happened otherwise

my full life story would be different.
I was a small child when I
happened to see a film.

In the last shots an ex-Nazi
grandfather and his grandchild
are visiting a museum

that is full of Nazi mementos.
— Why do we need museums? – asks the boy.
— So that we should never forget.

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